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Michele Lowe

Michele Lowe

Michele Lowe is the recipient of the 2010 Francesca Primus Prize for her play Inana(Denver Center Theatre). She was also a finalist for both the 2010 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for her plays Inanaand Victoria Musica(Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), which marks the first time in the award’s 33 year history that a playwright has been independently nominated for two plays in one season, and the 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Inana. Her new play, Map of Heavenwas developed at the Colorado New Play Summit and premiered in Denver in January 2011.Lowe is the author of The Smell of the Kill(Broadway debut), String of Pearls(Primary Stages; Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Outstanding Off- Broadway Play), Backsliding In The Promised Land(Syracuse Stage) and Mezzulah, 1946 (City Theatre, Pittsburgh). She is the librettist and lyricist for the musical A Thousand Words Come to Mind(Zipper Theatre, Joe’s Pub), which she wrote with composer Scott Davenport Richards. Lowe and Richards are currently working on The Break, a musical commission by Signature Theatre in Virginia where it will be work shopped next summer.Lowe has been commissioned by Denver Center Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, and Geva Theatre. Her work has been developed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Eugene O'Neill National Music Theater Conference, New Harmony Project, PlayLabs, New York Stage & Film, Hartford Stage's BRAND: NEW Festival, the ACT & Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival and the Lark Play Development Center. Her work appears in New Playwrights/The Best Plays of 2005 (Smith and Kraus, 2006), The Best Women's Stage Monologues 2005 (Smith and Kraus, 2006) and Monologues for Women by Women (Heinemann, 2004). Lowe is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP and serves on the board of the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.


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