Lowry Marshall


LOWRY MARSHALL has been nurturing actors, directors, and solo performers for over 40 years. In addition to an M.F.A. in acting from the Asolo Conservatory, she holds degrees in directing and English literature. Guest artist positions have included the Williamstown Theatre Festival, London Academy of Theatre, and the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Directing highlights include the La Jolla Playhouse premier of Lisa Kron’s Obie Award-winning solo piece 2.5 Minute Ride, the national tour of El Grande de Coca-Cola, as well as Always Patsy Cline and Art at Pennsylvania Centre Stage. Lowry co-wrote Filler Up, with soloist Deb Filler, and directed it at the Gloucester Stage Company. She won the Apsey Playwriting Prize for Waiting for the Termite Man, wrote book and lyrics for The Musical Winter’s Tale, and translated/adapted Beaumarchais’ The Marriage of Figaro, with a score by Jack Eric Williams. In 2005, Lowry founded the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep in Providence, RI. Recent musical theatre book and lyrics credits include Baz & Me with Nate Sloan and Andy Hertz.

In addition to her work as a director and writer, Lowry is a voice-over artist, actress, playwright, and script consultant.  She’s performed on and off Broadway, in the regionals, and on tour. Recent film acting credits include the role of the head mistress in the indy film Tanner Hall with Rooney Mara. In 2011, Lowry received a Pell Award: the first Charles Sullivan Award for Service in the Arts.  She is Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University.