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Company Personnel  |  Teaching Artists  |  Artistic Associates

Lucinda Merry-Browne

Founding Artistic Director

Lucinda Merry-Browne has founded five theater ventures, and built each of them into successful programs under her guidance. For Compass Rose Theater, she founded the theater to be both an educational institution and a professional theater, combining both of her strongest areas of expertise. Blending her experience as a theater educator and a professional actor and director, she founded Compass Rose to create a teaching theater, rooted in education, but offering outstanding quality in its productions. Learn More



Mary Ruth Cowgill

Managing Director

Mary Ruth Cowgill received her MA from the University of Baltimore and a BS from Towson University. She has worked for Compass Rose since 2014. She has had a life-long love of theater and is happy to be able to use her management skills in the backstage theater environment. She is the former Graphics Manager at the American Red Cross, Central MD Chapter, and Graphic Designer at the Baltimore International Culinary College. She lives in Annapolis with her husband and two cats, Jack Sparrow and Maya Angelou.