Director of Marketing / Public Relations
Not even a legend in her own mind, Mary Howenstine has two left feet, can’t carry a tune in a bucket, and can’t act her way out of a paper bag. She is widely regarded as possibly the best audience member ever as she loves all performing arts equally. Howenstine taught writing and speech at high school and college levels for many years in four different states and eventually started her own business, Crimson Loyal Communications, consulting on business communications, marketing, and event administration. After earning a BA in English at Indiana University, Howenstine studied at the University of Alabama, and earned an MA in English and an MEd in Secondary Education at the University of Montevallo. She has additional leadership, customer care, marketing and communications training. Mary is delighted to be surrounded by the talent, personality and incredible energy of staff and faculty at The School of Performing Arts.