Marya Lowry is a Professor Emerita of Theater Arts at Brandeis University. She is a founding member of Marya Lowry Shakespeare's Project and resident actor (over 17 roles in 11 productions including, Lyubov Ranevskaya, The Cherry Orchard; Brutus, Julius Caesar; Prospero, The Tempest; Olivia, Twelfth Night, and the title role in Macbeth). Other Theaters: Gloucester Stage Co. (Lettice and Lovage, The New Electric Ballroom –Elliot Norton Award, Best Ensemble–, True West); Gamm Theatre (Escaped Alone, Hedda Gabler); American Repertory Theatre; Vineyard Playhouse, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Othello), SpeakEasy Stage Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (Henry V). Other: Marya has performed as a narrator with The Boston Pops, Handel & Haydn Society and Cantata Singers. She toured Bulgaria with Divi Zheni, performing traditional Bulgarian songs and played the title role in Ariadne Auf Naxos with Musicians of the Old Post Road. Original theatre work includes Luminato Festival, Toronto, Canada and the International Arts Centre, in Malerargues, France. Her Voice and Lamentation workshops span France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Cyprus, the UK and the USA. Marya is a mentor to incarcerated women in Massachusetts and has served on the Brandeis U. theatre faculty since 1989.