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Michele Lowe

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Michele Lowe's plays have been produced across the country and around the world from Paris to Seoul.

Her play Inana won the Francesca Primus Prize. Both Inana and Victoria Musica were finalists for the American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg New Play Award, which marked the first time in the American Theatre Critics Association's 38-year history that a playwright was nominated for two plays in one season. Inana was also a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Other plays include The Smell of the Kill (Broadway debut), String of Pearls (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Map of Heaven, Mezzulah, 1946, Backsliding in the Promised Land, and the original one-act musical A Thousand Words Come to Mind, which she co-wrote with composer Scott Davenport Richards. She is a major contributor to the play Motherhood Out Loud.

Lowe has received commissions from Signature Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Geva Theatre Center, Premieres: Inner Voices and Cherry Lane Theatre.

Her plays have been developed at Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film, O'Neill National Music Theater Conference, Lark Play Development Center, Colorado New Play Summit, City Theatre, New Harmony Project, PlayLab and Hedgebrook.

Lowe is currently at work on two new musicals, The Proxy Marriage with Adam Gwon and The Break with Scott Davenport Richards. She recently created the TV series Clay.

Lowe is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She serves on the board of trustees for the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts and is a member of The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP. She lives in New York City and teaches students all over the country.

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