Shawtane Bowen

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Shawtane Bowen is a writer, actor, and producer. He is a founding member of Astronomy Club, the first all-Black house team at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in New York. Their series, Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show, debuted this fall on Netflix to much critical acclaim. 

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Biography

Bowen is a writer, actor, and producer. He is a founding member of Astronomy Club, the first all-Black house team at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in New York. Their series, Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show, debuted this fall on Netflix to much critical acclaim. Bowen also co-wrote one of the "50 Best Comedy Sketches of the Decade" according to New York Magazine's Vulture. It was the only sketch his Aunt Frances didn't like.

Bowen holds an MFA in Acting from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University and a BA in Theater and Performance Studies from the University of California, at Berkeley. Bowen was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for Spring 2018, Spring 2019, and returns for Spring 2020.

 

 

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