Theater Community Mourns the Death of Brother Augustine Towey

Nov 23, 2012

The area theater community is mourning the death of Brother Augustine Towey, who founded the Niagara University Theatre shortly after arriving at the University in 1963 as a English professor.

Brother Augustine Towey (1937-2012)
Credit Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News


Brother Towey, known to friends, colleagues and students simply as "Bro," built the theater group into a nationally renowned undergraduate theater program. He retired from Niagara in 2005, and died in Philadelphia yesterday after a long illness. He was 75.