Lowry Marshall Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

Lowry Marshall, Professor of Theatre, has taught acting/directing and directed at Brown since 1986. She's director of Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep and oversees three summer companies. Before Brown, Marshall coordinated MFA acting faculty at UNC-G and co-chaired at Kalamazoo College. Active as a freelance director, actor, voice over artist, and coach, her guest residencies include Williamstown, O'Neill, London Academy.

Marshall holds an Acting MFA from the Asolo Conservatory, plus degrees in directing and English literature. A playwright, lyricist, and script consultant, she's directed/dramaturged about 200 plays and solo shows, including the national tour of "El Grande De Coca-Cola" and La Jolla Playhouse premier of Lisa Kron's "2.5 Minute Ride." "Filler Up," co-written with New Zealand performance artist Deb Filler, was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. Acting credits include off and on Broadway as well as film and television--most recently indy feature "Tanner Hall."

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research overview

As artistic director of Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre, I'm responsible each year for the development of three new plays, providing dramaturgical assistance and directing one of the plays each summer. In addition, I provide dramaturgical support for 10 solo shows each spring. I am currently gathering material for a text on writing/performing solo.

research statement

As artistic director of Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre, I'm responsible each year for the development of three new plays, providing dramaturgical assistance and directing one of the plays each summer. In addition, I provide dramaturgical support for 10 solo shows each spring. I am currently gathering material for a text on writing/performing solo.

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