GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Roehrman knew Kowsar well during his tenure as a professor at SF State. He described Kowsar as “one of our most beloved faculty members.” Despite English not being his first language, Roehrman always remarked at Kowsar’s eloquence. As friends, Kowsar and Roehrman both enjoyed plays featuring swords and swashbuckling, or set in 17th-century France.
“He loved plays with fake blood,” Roehrman said. He explained that Kowsar believed theatre could and should hold a mirror up to society, and that theatre could change the world. “He lived what he taught,” Roehrman said.