Jordan College of the Arts
Department of Theatre

Owen W. Schaub

Dr Owen W Schaub

After teaching at other colleges and universities for ten years, Dr. Schaub joined the Butler faculty in 1980 as associate professor and department chairman. Originally the department's scenic/lighting designer and technical director, he has been directing mainstage productions since 1987. Representative productions include Uncle Vanja, Woyzeck, Reverse Psychology, Endgame, and The Soul of Ch'ien-Nu Leaves Her Body, a fourteenth century Chinese play, and most recently  he directed Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece The Caucasian Chalk Circle. His teaching experience at Butler covers a wide range of theatre courses including theatre history, introduction to theatre, design, stagecraft, lighting, play analysis, dramatic literature, and theatre management, as well as the University's Change & Tradition course. He has also developed and taught four honors seminars and the Department's service learning course. Dr. Schaub earned his Ph.D. degree at Kent State University in Ohio while his M.A. and B.A. degrees are from Indiana University and Hofstra University respectively. During the 2010-2011 year he served as Interim Associate Dean for Jordan College of Fine Arts. During the 2011-2012 academic year he taught in the Global and Historical Studies program, part of Butler's core curriculum, along with his theatre courses.

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