DOUG HOWE is an American theatre maker who has directed over thirty productions in five countries. He graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 1997 where he directed his first original piece, The Helpless Spectator: Dance of the Seven Veils. He has trained with Peruvian master teacher Victoria Santa Cruz, Japanese actor Yoshi Oida, Bulgarian director Mladen Kiselov, SITI Company and the Moscow Art Theatre (MXAT).
From 2001-2007, he was the Artistic Director of Thalatta! Theatre International, and from 2007-2013, he was the Artistic Director of The Internationalists. He also taught acting and directed productions for seven years as part of Northwestern University's NHSI 'Cherub' program. In 2008, he was the recipient of a Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) space grant.
In 2009, Doug was awarded a three-year French ‘Competence et Talents’ residency visa in order to create cross-cultural theatrical collaborations in Paris, and in 2011, Doug worked in Sydney as the International Liaison Officer at Playwriting Australia. In 2013, Doug was a HowlRound Commons Producer documenting Dan LeFranc's process at Playwrights Horizons and David Adjmi's process at Soho Rep.
He is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, The Fence Playwriting Network, LMDA, SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity Association. Along with his partner Beatriz Cabur, Doug was the co-founder and executive director of New International Theatre Experience.