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Mr. Chad by Frankie Rowles
Chad is a theatre artist from Philadelphia, PA where he attended West Chester University and received a BA in Theatre with a concentration in Musical Theatre. After graduation, Chad pursued his career as an actor and has performed at/with Norwegian Cruise Lines, Walnut Street Theatre, Fulton Opera House, Media Theatre and OCTC to name a few. He is also a two time Barrymore Award Nominee for his work in Fiddler and Joseph. Chad has turned to education and directing in the past few years and has directed over 25 productions including the US Premiere of Aunty Ben and the PA Regional Premiere of Polkadots. Chad has recently graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro where he received his MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). Chad's passion is Theatre for Youth and how the LGBTQ+ community is represented and included in TYA today.
- Chad was the recent recipient of the Kay Brown Barret Theatre for Youth Scholarship. -
- Chad was selected to be a part of the "Emerging Ideas Roundtable" at the Children, Youth and Performance Conference at the Young People's Theatre on June 15th, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. -
- Chad was selected by The Pride Youth Theatre Alliance (PYTA) to present a workshop on Gender Exploration in Process Drama at their annual conference held in Pittsburgh, PA this year. Chad was also selected as one of the recipients of PYTA's scholarship program. -
Chad will be working as an independent artist & teaching artist do to the Pandemic. As with many other artist, the projects we were signed up to do can no longer take place. Please CHECK OUT the CURRENT PROJECTS tab and support if you can.
Chad has created a PODCAST with some of his student's passing the mic to them while they lead discussions with professional theater artist in Theatre with P.R.I.D.E
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Chad has organized a youth playwrights festival for playwrights ages 15 - 21. The chosen scripts will be announced JUNE 13th, 2020. Join us on the PLAYWRIGHTS PLAYGROUND!