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: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE) is a FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS at The Aronoff CenterBWW Review: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE) is a FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS at The Aronoff Center
Posted: Jul. 18, 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: WICKED Enchants Crowds at the Aronoff Center in CincinnatiBWW Review: WICKED Enchants Crowds at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati
Posted: Sep. 17, 2017


BWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes historyBWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes history
Posted: Jul. 23, 2017


Alley Theatre Begins Recovery Following Hurricane HarveyAlley Theatre Begins Recovery Following Hurricane Harvey
Posted: Aug. 30, 2017


BWW Review: DRACULA IS MORE THAN JUST SCARY-GOOD FUN at Cincinnati Shakespeare CompanyBWW Review: DRACULA IS MORE THAN JUST SCARY-GOOD FUN at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Posted: Oct. 18, 2017


BWW Review: STRONG DIRECTION MAKES AUDIENCES BELIEVE IN FINDING NEVERLAND at Cincinnati Aronoff Center For The ArtsBWW Review: STRONG DIRECTION MAKES AUDIENCES BELIEVE IN FINDING NEVERLAND at Cincinnati Aronoff Center For The Arts
November 14, 2017

Cincinnati's Aronoff Center for the Arts has curated a season that should work like a charm, bringing in literal busloads of the next generation of theatre lovers. Shows like WICKED, the upcoming A CHRISTMAS STORY, SCHOOL OF ROCK, ALADDIN, and the currently playing FINDING NEVERLAND, all draw the 65 and younger set like magnets.

Segerstrom Center For The Arts And Attila Glatz Concert Productions Proudly Announce Salute To Vienna New Year's ConcertSegerstrom Center For The Arts And Attila Glatz Concert Productions Proudly Announce Salute To Vienna New Year's Concert
October 18, 2017

Celebrate the arrival of 2018 in spectacular style with Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. You'll be enchanted by the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance and the delicate beauty of ballet. Inspired by the tradition of Vienna's beloved New Year's Concert, this frothy celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with a full orchestra for a rich cultural experience that will leave you longing to join them on the dance floor.

BWW Review: DRACULA IS MORE THAN JUST SCARY-GOOD FUN at Cincinnati Shakespeare CompanyBWW Review: DRACULA IS MORE THAN JUST SCARY-GOOD FUN at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
October 18, 2017

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company had all of the fixings for a good scary-fun time at their opening of Steven Dietz's adaptation of Dracula on Friday, October 13.

BWW Review: One Woman Creates Many Voices in MR. JOY at Cincinnati Playhouse In The ParkBWW Review: One Woman Creates Many Voices in MR. JOY at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
October 1, 2017

Here's what we know about Mr. Joy. He was Chinese, really nice, and very good at fixing shoes. He was someone who would take you under his wing, hug you if you cried, and would never betray you even if you had hurt him very badly. He was someone who created, well, joy. You may think to yourself, He sounds great! I wish I knew him.

BWW Review: WICKED Enchants Crowds at the Aronoff Center in CincinnatiBWW Review: WICKED Enchants Crowds at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati
September 17, 2017

Fourteen years after it premiered on Broadway, WICKED was shockingly timely and far more substantive that I was expecting. And, it was bizarre how much it seemed to reflect certain current events.

Alley Theatre Begins Recovery Following Hurricane HarveyAlley Theatre Begins Recovery Following Hurricane Harvey
August 30, 2017

The Alley Theatre is currently in recovery mode working to restore administrative and artistic facilities and provide assistance to our artists and staff who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

BWW Feature: AN EVENING OF FEMALE COMICS at Women Writing for a ChangeBWW Feature: AN EVENING OF FEMALE COMICS at Women Writing for a Change
August 2, 2017

Thanks to Women Writing, the comics for this evening were all female, and though they were amateur comedians, they made stand up look easy as they kept me and the crowd giggling, commiserating, and at times outright belly-laughing.

BWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes historyBWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes history
July 23, 2017

Concert:nova has certainly taken opera in Cincinnati to a new place since 'Song from the Uproar' is the first opera in Cincinnati Opera's 97-year history that was composed by a woman.

BWW Review: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE) is a FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS at The Aronoff CenterBWW Review: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE) is a FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS at The Aronoff Center
July 18, 2017

The concept, a collaboration between Komische Oper Berlin and London-based performance group 1927, (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt), was utterly unique, and Cincinnati Opera's production values were top notch.

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.