College & Grad School 1967-1973
College & Grad School, 1967-1973
Howard spent his first year of college as a theater major at Boston University.
He transferred to Goddard College in Vermont the following year. At Goddard he wrote and worked in experimental theater and did a semester in Boston appearing in a black box production of Bertolt Brecht’s Baal at Harvard’s Loeb Theater.
Howard earned a BA in Theater from Goddard in 1971 as his interest in theater began to move from performance to directing and writing. .
Howard attended Indiana University where he was a member of the Indiana Theater Company, the university’s professional repertory company. During this time, Howard took on such disparate roles as Dick in Dames at Sea and Reverend Morrell in Candida. This was the last time Howard worked as an actor.
For his Master’s Thesis, Howard wrote the book and lyrics for a children’s musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Snow Queen.