Abby Rowold

Abby Rowold

Abby Rowold is an actor, teacher, director, producer, and the artistic director of SHEatre: Cincinnati Women’s Theatre, which is dedicated to helping women in theatre and helping women in life. She began her training as an actor in the undergraduate theatre program at the University of Northern Iowa. After receiving her BA in theatre, she moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she performed in storefront theatres and trained with the Second City Conservatory. In 2011 she received her MFA in Acting from Indiana University. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her wife and four kitties.




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BWW Review: World Premiere: Jen Silverman's ALL THE ROADS HOME at Cincinnati Playhouse In The ParkBWW Review: World Premiere: Jen Silverman's ALL THE ROADS HOME
Posted: Apr. 5, 2017


BWW Review: Audience Captivated by THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, at Aronoff Center CincinnatiBWW Review: Audience Captivated by THE ILLUSIONISTS
Posted: Mar. 24, 2017


BWW Review: A Thought Provoking Adaptation: JANE EYRE at Cincinnati Playhouse In The ParkBWW Review: A Thought Provoking Adaptation: JANE EYRE at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
Posted: Mar. 21, 2017


BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Sparkles at Aronoff CenterBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Sparkles at Aronoff Center
Posted: May. 4, 2017


BWW Review: Feminism's Past and Present Explored in WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID at Ensemble Theatre CincinnatiBWW Review: WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID at Ensemble
Posted: Feb. 27, 2017


BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's OVO, at U.S. Bank Arena, Delights Cincinnati with Whimsy and Astonishing AcrobaticsBWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's OVO, at U.S. Bank Arena, Delights Cincinnati with Whimsy and Astonishing Acrobatics
Posted: May. 13, 2017


BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's OVO, at U.S. Bank Arena, Delights Cincinnati with Whimsy and Astonishing AcrobaticsBWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's OVO, at U.S. Bank Arena, Delights Cincinnati with Whimsy and Astonishing Acrobatics
May 13, 2017

Cirque du Soleil has a reputation for whimsy and for astonishing feats of acrobatics. Its latest touring show, Ovo, which plays at Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena through Sunday night, delivers on both counts.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Sparkles at Aronoff CenterBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Sparkles at Aronoff Center
May 4, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, playing at The Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati through May 14th, is as well-constructed and entertaining as any of Ms. King's many hit tunes. And if Tuesday night's audience is any indication, it appeals to super-fans, casual-fans and to men and women of all generations.

BWW Review: World Premiere of Kara Lee Corthron's LISTEN FOR THE LIGHT at Know Theatre Of CincinnatiBWW Review: World Premiere of Kara Lee Corthron's LISTEN FOR THE LIGHT at Know Theatre Of Cincinnati
April 26, 2017

Kara Lee Corthron, playwright, novelist, and winner of multiple awards, has written a play that is teeming with too many ideas, but is also brimming with a ton of potential.

BWW Review: BLOOMSDAY makes Regional Premiere at Ensemble Theatre CincinnatiBWW Review: BLOOMSDAY makes Regional Premiere at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
April 9, 2017

BLOOMSDAY, by Steven Dietz, enjoying a regional premiere through April 23rd at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, centers around a missed love connection between a 20-year-old American tourist, Robbie, and a 20-year-old Irish tour guide, Caithleen.

BWW Review: World Premiere: Jen Silverman's ALL THE ROADS HOME at Cincinnati Playhouse In The ParkBWW Review: World Premiere: Jen Silverman's ALL THE ROADS HOME at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
April 5, 2017

ALL THE ROADS HOME, making its world premiere at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, captures perfectly that intangible (yet excruciatingly real) moment when you realize your dream has completely passed you by.

BWW Review: Audience Captivated by THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, at Aronoff Center CincinnatiBWW Review: Audience Captivated by THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, at Aronoff Center Cincinnati
March 24, 2017

Full of bombast, flashing lights, music, and spectacle, The Illusionists provides eye-popping feats performed by seven different magicians.

BWW Review: A Thought Provoking Adaptation: JANE EYRE at Cincinnati Playhouse In The ParkBWW Review: A Thought Provoking Adaptation: JANE EYRE at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
March 21, 2017

Refreshing and cleverly staged by K.J. Sanchez, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's production of Jane Eyre, adapted by Polly Teale runs through April 8th.

BWW Review: Feminism's Past and Present Explored in WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID at Ensemble Theatre CincinnatiBWW Review: Feminism's Past and Present Explored in WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
February 27, 2017

Second-wave feminism has been rising for a decade, and Roe vs. Wade is about to be decided. In When We Were Young and Unafraid, stage and television writer Sarah Treem introduces us to four women from different generations and backgrounds, and sets out to make the audience decide: Who is the feminist?

SPOTLIGHT ON THE KNOW at Know Theatre Of CincinnatiSPOTLIGHT ON THE KNOW at Know Theatre Of Cincinnati
February 16, 2017

The Know's special brand of gumption has created a lively and popular theatre spot for a variety of people and truly deserves continued support. They work themselves hard for their community and Cincinnati is richer for it. Next up on the mainstage is Steve Yockey's (a perennial favorite of Know Theatre) Heavier Than described as "a darkly comic mash-up of Greek myth that unfolds in the heart of a labyrinth where Aster the Minotaur contemplates turning 30 in a world that sees him as nothing more than a murderous oddity" Heavier Than runs March 10-April 1 at Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Go to knowtheatre.com for tickets.