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MFA, Carnegie-Mellon Professional School of Directing

Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Certification, mentor Joanna Merlin

Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Acting Apprentice

BFA, Otterbein University


Jeanine Howe is an associate professor of theatre arts. She currently teaches Stage Movement, Beginning Acting, Michael Chekhov Technique, Playwriting, Directing, Contemporary Drama, American Drama, Theatre History and Introduction to Dramatic Literature.


Howe has studied with teachers such as Victor Jory, Jon Jory, Timothy Busfield, Anne Pitoniak, Michael Zelenak, Mel Shapiro, Charlie Willard and Joanna Merlin. A transplant from back east, Howe has directed more than 130 productions including several original works at such theatres as Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Walnut Street Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse, American Ibsen Theatre, Philadelphia Area Repertory Theatre, Millbrook Playhouse, Theater of the Seventh Sister and many universities and theatres nationwide. She has been artistic director for Millbrook Playhouse and associate artistic director for Pittsburgh Playwrights and Pittsburgh Playhouse Traveling Troupe. She has taught at universities across the country including Carnegie-Mellon, Gettysburg, University of Pennsylvania and Temple University.


Howe served as adjudicator for the American College Theatre Festival, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Thes Con, Colorado Community Theatre Coalition and Rocky Mountain Theatre Association and has been both a panelist and presenter for these organizations. She received the Bud Yorkin Directing Award and was nominated for CMU's Distinguished Faculty Award. Howe has also received playwriting fellowships and commissions and has nine produced plays to her credit.


She works as a professional freelance director, administrator, actress, playwright and coach. Howe also serves on theatrical boards and committees throughout the country.


Howe is a member of the Theatre Communications Guild, New Dramatists, Dramatists Guild, Rocky Mountain Theatre Association, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, American College Theatre Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival FAIR representative, Association for Women in the Arts and Panel for Theatre of the Future.