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Faculty and Staff

Tyrie K. Rowell, M.F.A

Title: Financial Aid Counselor and Loan Coordinator
Adjunct Instructor of Technical Theatre | Technical Director
Department: Enrollment Management|Humanities
USC Lancaster
Email: rowellt@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-313-7077
Fax: 803-313-7168
Office: Starr Hall 127
Office Hours: By Appointment
Facebook: My Facebook page
Tyrie Rowell, Student Services Program Coordinator

Education:

M.F.A. Goddard College

B.A. University of South Carolina

A.A. University of South Carolina Lancaster

Bio:

Mr. Rowell is a proud graduate of Goddard College, where he received his Master of Fine Arts with a Performance Creation Concentration, and a Bachelor of Arts with Leadership Distinctions in Professional and Civic Engagement from the University of South Carolina. 

He is a theatre performing artist, that sees himself as a storyteller; where he is most focused on the creation of characters that use the body, space, and language to identify with the theatre making process.  He breathes life and truth into his work. The words on his pages are his life, and the characters he portrays whether fictional or non-fictional, are his medium. 

He has over 15 years of experience in education which includes Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, York Schools, Rock Hill Schools, and the Culture & Heritage Museums. Even though he loved his time with his Kinderg√§rtners in CMS, he is just as excited to be here to support you. 

He has worked with the USC Lancaster Players for over 15 years as an Actor, Director, Assistant Director and Technical Director. A work of art like his, cannot choose its creator; the creator chooses the work. He is drawn to politics and social justice, because these help inspire him to create work from the perspective of Black Americans. Using their history to amplify their voices on a major stage. 

In 2014, Mr. Rowell along with several others created a project called "I Am Here." They performed "I Am Here" at the La MaMa Spoleto Theatre Festival, and preceded to premiere the production in New York City with La MaMa ETC and CultureHub. In 2022, Mr. Rowell had the opportunity to return to La Mama, and create a devised piece on social justice with Professor Berry, students and alumni called, "The Blurr." This devised piece has premiered at USC Lancaster, the Asheville Fringe Festival, and the 19th International Festival of Making Theatre in Athens, Greece. 

As USC Lancaster values service, Mr. Rowell has gone above & beyond what is expected.

*He serves as a Math Hoops Coach with Learn Fresh Education Co.
*He served students for 6 years in York County Summer Feeding Program.
*He served for 7 Years with the Meal on Wheels Program of York County
*He mentors students in grades 6th-8th in reading comprehension, and grades K-5th in math.

His work is grounded in realism, but not bound by it. "Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us." ~ Wilma Rudolph


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