Stephen Lowe has worked as an actor, director, artistic director as well as playwright. Born in Nottingham, he graduated with a BA combined Hons (English/ Theatre Studies) from Birmingham University, where he also did post-graduate research in "Consciousness and the Artist". He now divides his time between his home town of Nottingham and his house in the Languedoc in Southern France. He is married to the actress Tanya Myers, and has three children. Until 2006 he was a council member of Arts Council England (ACE) and chair of ACE -East Midlands. He is co-artistic director of Meeting Ground Theatre.
Stephen Lowe is at present writing the final play of his Lawrence trilogy ALTITUDE SICKNESS for a reading at Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre on the 17th may.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS : Lawrence-the poet or prophet in the desert of New Mexico.
MEETING GROUND is producing the tour of Lowe’s musical CHANGING FASHION (with the composer David Wilson) for 2017,
CHANGING FASHION : As the Berlin wall falls, a young fashion designer tumbles into the western world of his dreams – and nightmares.
He is also writing the community play for the CITY OF LONDON with a cast of over a hundred and twenty for spring 2017
Vikki McClure will play Sandra in Stephen Lowe's play TOUCHED at Nottingham Playhouse in February 2017
Lowe's plays have been staged at London's Royal Court, (Touched, Body and Soul, Glasshouses, Tibetan Inroads) Royal Shakespeare Company (Divine Gossip and trans. Ostrovsky's The Storm) as well as works premiered at most of England's leading repertory theatres including Birmingham Rep, Nottingham Playhouse , Sheffield Crucible, Liverpool Playhouse, Plymouth Rep., as well as with touring companies like Joint Stock (with Ragged Trousered Philanthropists) or his own company, Meeting Ground. He has worked with theatre and tv/ film directors and producers including Alan Ayckbourn, Richard Eyre, Bill Gaskill, Steven Daldrey, Danny Boyle, David Leveux , Annie Casteldine, Alan Dossor, Thaddeus O'Sullivan, Michael Wearing, and the award-winning New Zealand team that created Once were Warriors, as well as composers like Rachel Portman and Michael Nyman. His TV/ film work includes original films like FleaBites (starring Nigel Hawthorne), Ice Dance with Warren Clarke, the adapatation of Scarlet and Black starring Ewan McGregor and Rachel Weisz, as well as numerous episodes of Coronation Street. His recent theatre work includes REVELATIONS at Hampstead Theatre, his comedy OLD BIG 'EAD IN THE SPIRIT OF THE MAN (Nottingham Playhouse 2005/ national tour 2006 directed by Alan Dossor) and THE FOX AND THE LITTLE VIXENS for Tangere Arts touring company.
His work has been published, translated and performed throughout the world. He has also run countless writers workshops here and abroad - based on his philosophy of The Politics of the Imagination.