Owen Walker teaches and performs improvisation in the Bay Area. Originally a visual artist, he gave up his brushes and paint for a more immediate medium - the expressive body. As a performance artist and dancer, Owen was captivated (and captured) by Ruth Zaporah's work and began studying with her intensively in the early nineties. He has been teaching Action Theater since 1996 and is one of six designated Senior teachers.
Training and teaching: Owen's performance training also includes vocal work with the Roy Hart Theater, Authentic Movement, Contact Improvisation and modern dance. He has been a guest teacher at Moving on Center, Brandeis University, Emerson College, The Boston Museum School, the Northern California Dance Collective, and Dance New England. Owen holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University where he studied visual art, dance and African drumming. He completed his graduate studies at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, focusing on painting and performance art.
Performance: Owen is a member of the International Action Theater Ensemble. For seven years he was a member of Mobius Artists Group in Boston where he performed, produced regional artists and taught Action Theater classes. Owen also cofounded Four Goats and a Virgin, an improvisational theater ensemble. He has performed throughout New England, New York, the Bay Area and in France. Past and current collaborators include Catherine Debon, Cassie Terman, Linda Rodeck, Sten Rudstrom, Andy Strain, Emily Fox, Jenny Schaffer and Sarah Hickler.