Tosha Fowler is an educator, director, and actor.
She is excited to be a visiting professor at Kent State after spending the last eleven years in Chicago’s thriving arts scene. As an educator, Fowler has taught at The Theatre School at DePaul University, Green Shirt Studios, and at Armstrong State University. She specializes in teaching acting, professional preparation, play creation, and producing as well as enjoys directing student productions.
While in Chicago, she founded Cor Theatre and serves as the Executive Artistic Director. With Cor, she has directed the U.S. premiere of “Christina, The Girl King” by Michel Marc Bouchard and the Midwest Premiere of “A Map of Virtue” by Erin Courtney, which was named “Most Promising Debut” by TimeOut Chicago. As an actor with Cor, she most recently was seen in the Midwest Premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s “Late Company.” The Chicago Theatre Review said of her performance, “Fowler magnificently plays sophisticated Debora... with all the ferocity of Medea.” Other roles with Cor include: “What of the Night?” by Maria Irene Fornes (Nadine), “Love and Human Remains” by Brad Fraser (Benita) and “Skin Tight” by Gary Henderson (Elizabeth). Fowler was named one of the “Top 50 People Who Really Perform for Chicago” by New City. She has been seen on-stage as Charlotte in “Charlotte’s Web” at the Broadway Playhouse and with various companies in Chicago including A Red Orchid, Lifeline, MPAACT, Cock & Bull, and Circle Theatre. She co- produced, wrote, and performed in her original solo show, “Mami, Where’d my O go?”, and has produced theatre for almost fifeteen years for companies including Mary-Arrchie Theatre, The Chicago Fringe Festival, The Academy Theatre in Atlanta, and her founding company, Fowl Brick in Savannah, Georgia. Other directing credits include “Desdemona”, “God of Carnage”, “A Doctor’s Stories”, “Poof!”, “Bash”, “Bully Breakdown in HD”, and “The Ironmistress”. Fowler also worked as a director for Erasing the Distance, a company that disarms stigma around mental health issues through docu-drama. Fowler has served as a playwright with American Theatre Company’s “Chicago Chronicle Project,” the DePaul University Diversity Initiative, and the Academy Theater in Atlanta.
Played Debora in the Midwest Premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s "Late Company," produced by her theatre company, Cor, at the Pride Arts Center in Chicago, IL. Also served as producing artistic director for the production.
- In January 2017, played Nadine and Reba in Mara Irene Fornes’ "What of the Night?", a co-production between Cor and Stage Left Theatre Company. Also served as producing artistic director for the production.