Tess Rowan is an 18-year-old trained screen and stage performer, as well as playwright, composer, and director. She is based in Washington D.C. and has performed in venues from Atlanta to New York.
From dancing to singing to acting, from backstage to behind the scenes on set to a rehearsal studio, Tess loves being a part of creative productions.
As a current high school student, Tess is the Co-Founder, Co-Captain, and Head of Social Media/Marketing for After Hours (playwriting, directing, and student-run productions group), Lead Critic on the Cappies Critic Team (theater criticism for DC Area educational theater), Co-Captain and Head of Social Media/Marketing for Assembly Required (Improv Troupe), and the Vice President of her school's chapter of the International Thespian Society.
Actor, Singer, Dancer, Musician
Tess has worked in theater and film, from modern comedy musicals to horror short films. She has been a student at Stagedoor Manor, New York Film Academy, Broadway Artists Alliance, and iTheatrics Broadway Academy, and currently trains in voice, acting, and dance.
Tess Rowan had her first play published at age fourteen and continues to write one-act and full-length plays across genres.
Her work has been featured in multiple young playwrights festivals, including Stagedoor Manor's Dramafest and The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's YPF.
Tess plays guitar, piano, and ukulele, and has been writing songs since she was able to talk...and sort of sing.
Tess won the first-ever WTOP Top Kid Award for her work on Static: Noise of a New Musical, which is the first musical to utilize morse code as a method of dramatic storytelling, embedding cryptic Morse Code Clues in the rhythm and music for audiences to solve. In addition to musical theater, Tess writes and produces her own indie, folk, and rock music.
Tess loves creating immersive, physical theater productions and co-directed her first short film in Spring 2022. She is currently directing Static: Noise of a New Musical at the Capital Fringe Festival.
Noise of a
Book/Music/Lyrics by Tess Rowan
World Premiere at the Capital Fringe Festival Summer 2022.
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