Owa’s introduction to black theater was through a fortuitous mid 1960’s meeting with the playwright OyamO. Owa was a C.E.T.A. Community Projects Artist with Theater for the Forgotten (TFTF). A member of Joseph Papp's, NY Public Theater Playwrights Workshop directed by Ed Bullins, James Baldwin Theater Workshop directed by Dr. Henry Miller, the Negro Ensemble, NEC Playwrights Unit directed by Steve Carter and the Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop (FSWW) directed by Garland Lee Thompson; He studied acting with NY Street Theater’s Marketta Kimbral; his play Bloodrite was a selection at the 1978 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. He was the FSWW first Rockefeller Writer-in-Resident. And is one of the featured writers in Center Stage: (An Anthology of New Black Playwrights) edited by Eileen Ostrow, published by University of Illinois Press. Laurence Tocci, PHD has included Owa’s experiences in his dissertation, THE PROCENIUM CAGE (Comparative case studies in US Prison Theater Programs) TUFTS University (2006 unpublished). He also has collected works with Frank Silvera Writers Workshop and Negro Ensemble Company in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Black Research in Harlem, NY (across the street from Harlem Hospital where he was born); as well as the African–American Playwrights Exchange Archive at the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theater Research Institute at Ohio University. He participated in New Heritage Theater's Roger Furman Reading Series at New York City Museum, Prophecy Writing Lab, Uptown Playwrights Workshop, Times Square Playwrights Workshop, (TSP) and Genesius Theater Guild Revolutionary Writers Group. He is currently a member of The Workshop Theater Company, Writers Group and African-American Playwrights’ Exchange (AAPEX).