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DegreesOhio University, M.F.A.
State University of New York at Fredonia, B.A.
ExpertiseTheatre Voice, Text and Acting Shakespeare
"Extended" Voice techniques
Vocal Art of Lamentation
ProfileFounding Member / Resident Actor, the Actors' Shakespeare Project, Boston
Professional Actress, 35+ years, NYC, Boston, Regional Theatre, France, Canada
International Workshop Leader: "Extended Voice", "Ecstatic Voice & Lamentation" Training and Workshops - NYC, Boston, across the US, Canada, UK, France, Greece, Cyprus, Poland, Italy.
Teacher Diploma in Roy Hart Theatre Voice Work (Roy Hart International Arts Centre, France. www.roy-hart-theatre.com)
|THA||15b||Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication|
|THA||21b||Acting: Language in Action|
|THA||25a||Voice for the Stage|
|THA||115a||The Human Voice for Life and Art|
|THA||133b||Acting the Classics|
|THA||260b||Voice II: Part 2|
|THA||283a||Acting II: Part 1 (Shakespeare)|
|THA||309a||Whole Voice Workshop|
Awards and Honors
Named–"Best Plays of 2015", Boston Globe. "The New Electric Ballroom", Gloucester Stage Company, Actor in Production (2016)
Winner–2016 Elliot Norton Award, "The New Electric Ballroom", Best Ensemble. Marya Lowry, Actor in the Ensemble. (2016)
Nominated, Elliot Norton Award, Outstanding Production, for "The Cherry Orchard", Actors' Shakespeare Project 2014 (2015)
Nominated, IRNE Award, Best Play for "The Cherry Orchard", Actors' Shakespeare Project 2014 (2015)
Membership Enrichment Grant (MEG) from the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) (2014)
Theodore and Jane Norman Fund Award for Faculty Research and Creative Projects (2014)
Theodore and Jane Norman Fund Award for Faculty Research and Creative Projects (2013)
Broadway World Nomination, Best Play, Small Theatre Category for Actors' Shakespeare Production of "Cymbeline", Marya Lowry, Actor in production (2011)
Theodore and Jane Norman Fund for Facutly Research and Creative Projcts in the Arts and Sciences (2009)
Best of Theatre 2007, EDGE BOSTON, All-Female MACBETH, Marya Lowry, title role, Actors' Shakespeare Project (2007)
Theodore and Jane Norman Fund for Faculty Research and Creative Arts Projects. (2005)
Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant (2000 - 2001)
Mazer Research Grant, Brandeis University (2000 - 2001)
Sacher Award, Brandeis Universtiy (2000 - 2001)
Nominee, Best Supporting Actress, Independent Reviewers of New England, "Racing Demon", Merrimack Repertory Theatre (1998)
Lettuce and Lovage. By Peter Schaffer. Marya Lowry, role Lotte Schoen, with Lindsay Crouse.. Gloucester Stage Company, May 13- June 11, 2016.
Richard II. By Wm. Shakespeare. Actor. Role: Duchesses of Gloucester and York, Earl of Northumberland.. Actors' Shakespeare Project, Feb. 15–Mar.13, 2016.
Lowry, Marya, Presenter/Workshop Leader. "The Un-boundaried Voice – Roy Hart Extended Voice." Boston. August 2015.
Ariadne Auf Naxos. By Georg Benda. (New England Premiere) Actor. Role: Ariadne. Musicians of the Old Post Road, Modern Theatre, Boston; Mechanics Hall, Worcester, April 11,12 2015.
Henry VI Part II. By Wm. Shakespeare. Actor. Role: Duchess Eleanor. Actors' Shakespeare Project. Director, Tina Packer, Modern Theatre, Boston, May 13–June 7, 2015.
The New Electric Ballroom. By Enda Walsh. (New England Premiere) Actor. Role: Clara. Gloucester Stage Company, July 23–Aug.15 2015.
Lowry, Marya Presenter / Guest Artist. "Ecstatic Voice and Lamentation." Yale University MFA in Acting. Yale University, CT. Jan. 9, 2015.
Lowry, Marya. "Presenter: "Extended Voice in Performance"." MICHA Michael Chekhov International Conference and Workshop Festival. Connecticut College. June 14-19 2015.
Lowry, Marya. Presenter / Training Leader. "Ecstatic Voice and the Roy Hart Voice Technique." Invitational Voice Retreat and Training. The Dragon's Egg Studio, CT. Jan 2-5, 2015.
Lowry, Marya. Presenter / Workshop Leader. "Roy Hart Theatre Voice Intensive." Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) Membership Enrichment. Brooklyn, New York. Jan. 24-25 2015.
Lowry, Marya. Presenter / Workshop Leader. "Vocal Extremes for Actors." The Pearl Theatre Conservatory. New York City. Jan. 11, 2015.
Lowry, Marya. Presenter/Workshop Leader. "Extended Voice." Michael Chekhov International Conference, Workshop and Festival. CT. July 2, 2014.
Lowry, Marya. Vocal Consultant and Coach for Lamentation. "The Trojan Women." Dir. John Houchin, Boston College. Oct.–Nov. 2014.
Hedda Gabler. By Henrik Ibsen. Actor. Role: Julianna Tesman. The Gamm Theatre, RI, Oct. 22–Nov. 30, 2014.
The Cherry Orchard. By Anton Chekhov. Actor. Role, Lyubov Raneveskaya. Actors' Shakespeare Project, Feb, 14 - March 9, 2014.
White Hole. By Joyce Van Dyke. Actor. Role of Nora. Boston Theatre Marathon, Boston Playwright's Theatre, May 2013.
Lowry, Marya. "Extended Voice for Voice Trainers and Singers." ONE VOICE: Integrative Singing and Theatre Voice Techniques. New York City. July 25, 2014.
Lowry, Marya. Presenter / Workshop Leader. "Ecstatic Voice and Lamentation." UCCS Theatre Department. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. April 1-3 2014.
Lowry, Marya. Presenter / Workshop Leader. "Roy Hart Theatre Voice." Roy Hart Voice Training Intensive. Chicago. May 17-18, 2014.
Lowry, Marya. Presenter, Workshop Leader. "Ecstatic Voice." MFA Actors at Boston Conservatory. Boston, MA. July 3, 2014.
Play On! A One Woman Musical Romp with Shakespeare's Heroines. By Words, Music, Performed by Laura Jo Trexler,. Creative Development and Co-Directed by Marya Lowry. February 27, 28, March 1, 2.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona. By Wm. Shakespeare. Actor, Roels: Duchess / Lucetta/Hostess. Actors' Shakespeare Project, Boston, December 13, 2012-January 8, 2013.
Lowry, Marya. Presenter. "Shakespeare: Flesh, Blood and Bones." Kennedy Center/ACTF. Hyannis, MA. Feb. 2, 2013.
Lowry, Marya. Presenter /Workshop Leader. "Empathatic Listening through Body and Voice." Songs of My Neighbours Project, A three-country collaborative project - Italy, Poland, Cyprus. Mitos Performing Arts Centre, Cyprus; Centrum Kultur/neTTheatre, Poland; EUFONIA-Astragali Teatro, Italy. www.songsofmyneighbour.eu. December 2 -21 2013.
Deported/ a dream play. By Joyce Van Dyke. Actor: Multiple Roles / Singer. Boston Playwrights' Theatre at the Modern Theatre, Boston, World Premiere March 8-April1 2012.
Song of the Dodo. By Jacob Coleman and Company, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, an original, company devised theatre production. Marya Lowry, Vocal Trainer in Ritual Lamentation. Performances: Northwest New Works Festival, Seattle June 2012, July 2012 Portland, OR.
Four Quartets: Variations. By T.S. Elliot. Marya Lowry, Role: Actor/Narrator/Singer. Touring Production:The Tank Performance Space, New York City. Oberon Theatre, Cambridge. Universityof Vermont, Burlington, VT. Nov.-Dec. 2011
Lowry, Marya, Narrator/Voice Over. "Play It Again" Video. Marjorie Lyons, Director, 2012.
Lowry, Marya, Vocal Consultant for Ritual Lamentation. "Medea." for the Actors' Shakespeare Project. Feb. 2011.
Lowry, Marya. Presenter. "Roy Hart Voice Master Class/Workshop Seminar for professional actors and singers." Boston. June 2011.
Lowry, Marya. "Ecstatic Voice and Lamentation Master Class/Workshop Seminar." for professioanl Actors/Directors/Singers. Chicago. August 7, 2011.
Lowry, Marya. "Master Class Acting Shakespeare for teachers." Coalition of Essential School Fall Forum National Conferenc. Boston, Nov. 2011
Lowry, Marya. Narrator/Voice Over. Residence LIfe Video. for Boston College. Marjorie Lyons, director, 2012.
Lowry, Marya. Presenter 2-day Shakespeare Training for Teachers. "Shakespeare: A Physical Approach." Actors Shakespeare Project Summer Teacher Institute. August 7-8, 2012.
Lowry, Marya. Presenter/leader 2 -day immersion in Vocal Lamentation for theatre professionals, actors and teachers. "Ecstatic Voice and lamentation." Portland Stage Co. Portland, OR. May 19-20 2012.
CYMBELINE. By Wm. Shakespeare. Actor, Roles: The Queen and Belaria. Actors' Shakespeare Project, Boston. Nominated Best Play small/fringe theatre, Broadway World 2011, Feb. 9-20, 2011.
Lowry, Marya and Phil Timberlake. "The Roy Hart Singing Lesson: the Core of the Roy Hart Voice Method." VASTA Conference 2011: Vocal Play, Comedy, Improv and Character. Chicago, IL. Aigust 6-10, 2011.
"He Loved". By Marya Lowry, Original Solo Performance. Invited Performer. Roy Hart International Centre, Malerargues, France, July 2010.
HENRY IV part I (w/ Richard II). By Wm. Shakespeare. Actor, Roles: Richard II, Worcester. Actors' Shakespeare Project, Boston, Sept. 29-Nov 21. 2010.
HENRY IV part II. By Wm. Shakespeare. Actor. Roles: Canterbury, Lady Northumberland, Ensemble. Actors' Shakespeare Project, Boston, Sept. 29 -Nov 21 2010.
One Pure Longing: Tahirih's Search. By Erika Batdorff and Company.. Multiple Roles, Actor / Developmental Collaborator. Luminato - Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, Toronto, Canada, May 3 - June 11 2010.
Divi Zheni Ensemble. Invited Singer, Traditional Bulgarian Singing. The Great Koprivshititsa Folk Festival, Bulgaria. August 2010
Lowry, Marya. "Roy Hart Voice applied to Ritual Lamentation: Seminar / Workshop." "Singing After Roy Hart Symposium on Vocal Pedagogies. Roy Hart Centre, Chateau de Malerargues, France. July 2010.
Duchess of Malfi. By Jn. Webster. Actor. Roles: Julia/Cariola. Midway Studios, Actors' Shakespeare Project, Boston, 1/8 - 2/1 2009.
Walking the Volcano. By Jon Lipsky. Actor, Multiple Roles. Vineyard Playhourse, Martha's Vineyard, Premiere. June 29 - Aug. 8 2009.
The Company of Heaven. By Benjamin Britten. Marya Lowry, Narrator. Cantata Singers and Ensemble, David Hoose, Music Director, NEC's Jordan Hall. May 2009
The Wrestling Patient. By Kirk Lynn with A Gottlieb, K Pearl. Actor, Role: Riva Hillesum. SpeakEasy, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Forty Magnolias Prod. World Premiere. 3/27 - 4/11 2009, Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts
Lowry, Marya. "Deep Song: A Personal Journey into Ecstatic Voice and Ritual Lamentation." The Voice and Speech Review. Ed. Cook, Rena (2009): 114-124.
Let Me Down Easy. By Anna Deavere Smith, performed by Anna Deavere Smith. Marya Lowry: Production Vocal Coach. American Repertory Theatre, 2008
Love's Labours Lost. By Wm. Shakespeare. Voice and Text Coach. Actors' Shakespeare Project, 2007.
Macbeth. By Wm. Shakespeare. Actor, title role, (All-Female cast). Actors' Shakespeare Project, Boston, 2007.
Twelfth Night. By Wm. Shakespeare. Actor, Role, Olivia. Actors' Shakespeare Project, 2006.
Hamlet. By Wm. Shakespeare. Actor, Role, Queen Gertrude.. Actors' Shakespeare Project, Strand Theater, Boston, 2006.
Julius Caesar. By Wm. Shakespeare. Actor, Roles, Portia / Masala. Actors' Shakespeare Project, 2005.
The Olive Grove. By Gary M. English. Actress, For,. Founders' Theatre, Lennox, MA, Shakespeare & Company, 2006.
Richard III. By Wm. Shakespeare. Actor: Role, Duke of Buckingham. Actors' Shakespeare Project, 2004.
Henry V. By Wm. Shakespeare. Actor, Roles, Chorus and Mistress Quickly. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, 2002.
Lowry, Marya. ""Giving Voice to Your Hunger" and "Breath Support Series with Straw"." The Complete Voice and Speech Exercise Book and CD. Ed. Janet Rogers. NY: Applause Books, 2002
With Voice Raised. By Flaherty and Ahrens. Featured Narrator. Boston POPs, Keith Lockhart, conductor, Symphony Hall, 2000.
Lowry, Marya co-author, Walsh, Robert. "Voice and Combat - A Conversation." The Voice in Violence: and other contemporary issues in professional voice and speech training (2000).
With Voice Raised. By Flaherty and Ahrens. Featured Narrator. Boston Pops, Keith Lockhard, conductor, 1999.
Man And Superman.. By GB Shaw. Actor, Role: Mrs. Whitfiled. American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Medea. By Georg Benda. Role, Nurse, with Claire Bloom. Symphony Hall, Handel & Haydn Society, 1995.