How it’s New York: Vincent Dowling often directed and appeared in New York. He died on Friday, May 10. He directed Norman Corwin’s “The Rivalry” at Irish Rep in 2009. I wrote then: “Dowling’s sensitive and seamless direction delivers a simple and appealing drama.”
How it’s Irish: Dowling was from Ireland, and appeared at the Abbey Theatre.
Vincent Dowling, Irish director and actor who led Great Lakes Theater Festival, dies at 83 (via

Kathleen Murphy Colan Vincent Dowling, the renowned Irish actor and director who spent nine years as artistic director of the Great Lakes Theater Festival, leading its move from Lakewood to downtown Cleveland in 1982, died on Friday at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 83. The cause was complications…

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