Lowry has taught acting/directing courses and directed plays at Brown since 1986. She's active as a freelance director, actor, voice-over artist, and coach. In addition to an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program of the Asolo Conservatory, she holds degrees in directing and English literature.
Lowry was artistic director of summer theatres in Michigan and North Carolina before coming to Rhode Island. She's served as director and/or dramaturg for more than two hundred plays and solo shows, including the national tour of El Grande De Coca-Cola and the world premier at the La Jolla Playhouse of the 2.5 Minute Ride, for which soloist Lisa Kron won an Obie Award.
Lowry is a playwright, lyricist, and script consultant. She's been a guest artist at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the London Academy of Theatre, and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Filler Up, the solo show she co-wrote with Toronto performance artist Deb Filler, has toured all over the world and was nominated in 2005 for a Helen Hayes award, and had an extended run at the Stage Door Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Her play Waiting for the Termite Man was awarded the Ruby Lloyd Apsey Playwriting Prize, and she wrote book and lyrics for The Musical Winter's Tale.
For Brown, Marshall translated and adapted Beaumarchais' The Marriage of Figaro, with a musical score by Jack Eric Williams. "Solo Performance," a course Lowry has been developing at Brown over the last decade, serves as a capstone experience for Brown writer/performers. In 2006, she directed Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate for the Playwrights Rep, and in 2007 she commissioned and directed Steven Levenson and Andrew Hertz’ new musical Torah! Torah! Torah!