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Speaking for Lowell
Every playwright needs a mouthpiece, an actor to communicate his vision to an audience, and Lowell Bartholomee has his in Robert Fisher.
"...put too much of a strain on the comparison, Lowell Bartholomee has his Robert Fisher...."

July 26, 2002 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Mouthing Off
Lowell Bartholomee has a lot to say, and he says it in plays that blaze like a Klieg instrument throwing gritty metrosphere of modern life into stark relief -- stark comic relief.
"...Lowell Bartholomee ... yeah, the name's a bit of a..."

July 26, 2002 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Animation Station
Through ADVision, Austin has become a hotspot for producing English-dubbed anime. Who knew?
"...Dirk Van Allen. And, yes, even Joe York. ADV's Lowell Bartholomee and Charles Campbell admit they don't pony up..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Otaku* Overload!!!
After Monster Island Studios sank, Austin's acting community and Houston animé giant A.D. Vision unleashed talent bent on vengeance and redemption (*otaku = animé geek)
"...with the Austin acting scene – particularly with writer/director Lowell Bartholomee – resulted in the company giving rise to..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Middle of the Night
With its isolated farmhouse and unseen menace, The Middle of the Night may look like a conventional thriller, but playwright Lowell Bartholomee refuses to play by the rules, creating an offbeat drama that keeps us perpetually off-balance by playing against our expectations.
"...setup from horror and suspense films beyond number, playwright Lowell Bartholomee adamantly refuses to follow through on the conventions..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Blah, Blah, Blah
In the 14 sketches that make up Blah, Blah, Blah, playwright Lowell Bartholomee skewers Hollywood with situations and dialogue that are clever and perceptive, but the actors seem to be working to put it across, straining even, when it really doesn't need the hard sell.
"...Lowell Bartholomee wrote and directed these 14 sketches, gathered together..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Stages of Inebriation
To drink or not to drink – for local thespians, no question
"...Lowell Bartholomee: In a production of Macbeth at UT in..."

July 3, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Matney vs. Cancer – FIGHT!
Artists and supporters from across Austin's theatre community unite behind actor Robert Matney to KO the Big C
"...and hilarious one – from Rude Mechs company member Lowell Bartholomee, starring Matney as both himself and his leechy,..."

June 28, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Onstage Works of Wonder in 2002
Austin Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires delivers his list of the Top 10 most memorable productions in the performing arts for 2002.
"...year, especially Cyndi Williams, Lana Dieterich, Robert Fisher, and Lowell Bartholomee.Honorable MentionsPeter Pan (Ballet Austin), for its buoyant choreography,..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Postmarks
We're sorry you feel that way.
"...until last February, when Lipkowitz left and ADV hired Lowell Bartholomee," which infers that Mr. Bartholomee is now the..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Column

Street Corner Arts' Grounded
Every element of this production works together to get us inside the head of a troubled military flyer
"...(by Brandy Lee Harris) serves as the screen for Lowell Bartholomee's video design. Bartholomee keeps us in nearly perpetual..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Celebrity Crush
We've all got 'em, crushes on celebrities. At least, that's the premise of Refraction Arts' Celebrity Crush, and a bunch of talented artists reveal theirs in some quite entertaining ways.
"...like Jeremy Carpenter, Brandon Crow, Robert S. Fisher, and Lowell Bartholomee, who meet, albeit briefly, to discuss Christina Ricci..."

March 8, 2002 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Acting Tipsy
Local thespians reveal how they tackle the challenge of playing drunk onstage
"...before or during shows, however, isn't without its consequences. Lowell Bartholomee remembers an actor showing up for a performance..."

July 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

In On It
The Dirigo Group production of Daniel MacIvor's 'In On It,' with two actors in multiple roles, succeeds beyond an exercise in acting and becomes a heartbreaking wound that feels good to receive
"...and Scotty Roberts. They're working under the direction of Lowell Bartholomee, who helms this production for the Dirigo Group,..."

July 21, 2006 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Off-Off-Broadway Bound
An Austinite's account of taking the stage in New York City
"...from Refraction Arts Project; and Wade, by Steve Barney. Lowell Bartholomee has been there, having taken blah, blah, blah,..."

July 29, 2005 Arts Feature by Lowell Bartholomee

tempOdyssey
With tempOdyssey, which follows a temporary office worker named Genny through her first and only day in a new office, Dan Dietz has written an amazing play, and the amazingly talented cast gets this world premiere off to a great start, but an interminable second act makes this voyage one you'll be glad is over.
"...and natural, it looks more like life than acting; Lowell Bartholomee, while barely moving a muscle, elicits raucous laughter..."

June 13, 2003 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Bash
In Bash, a collection of monologues by Neil LaBute, the protagonists appear to be considerate, decent people, but in the stories they share they prove themselves capable of committing crimes straight out of Greek tragedy, and the dirigo group production achieves a breezy intimacy with the audience, engaging us so thoroughly that when the darkness falls, we find it hard to abandon them.
"...family man seeking to unburden himself to a stranger. Lowell Bartholomee gives him an unassuming attitude, that of the..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Arts Review by Robert Faires

You Made Me Love You
What is this thing called crush? Specifically, what makes us swoon over people we've never met? The creative minds at the Blue Theater have gathered over two dozen actors, musicians, artists, writers, and puppeteers to create art, wall-writing, and short performance pieces to address that very question in Celebrity Crush.
"...Playwright, actor, and heterosexual Lowell Bartholomee will do a piece about "my crush on..."

March 1, 2002 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Taking the World Stage
How more theatre made Here is getting Out There and what that means
"...a more interesting way than money ever will," says Lowell Bartholomee, who is performing in the current GYWO tour..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Down at the Jinn Mill
Austin's dirigo group prepare to premiere the best new play one could wish for
"...count on the support of her other co-artistic directors: Lowell Bartholomee, Judson Jones, and Christa Kimlicko Jones – except..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Vortex Repertory Company's Heartland
Gabriel Jason Dean's new drama makes a sensitive study of three people in two different countries and where they belong
"...tenderness, grief – as natural and genuine as breath. Lowell Bartholomee's Harold has absorbed The Old Man and the..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

En Route Productions' *some humans were harmed in the making of this show
CB Goodman's play is memorable for its exuberant satire, but an abrupt hairpin turn toward the serious makes the show even more memorable
"...with the crowd-rousing, pump-up-the-volume music supplied by sound designer Lowell Bartholomee or bouncing manically on a trampoline. All that's..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Hyde Park Theatre's The Antipodes
A ton of tales enliven this play by Annie Baker, but what do they tell us about the state of storytelling?
"...and in part it's the delivery by the actors: Lowell Bartholomee's almost exuberant description of a grotesque STD, Dave..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Critics Table's Crème de la Crème
The winners of the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Sound Lowell Bartholomee, Grounded..."

June 5, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Capital T Theatre's Small Mouth Sounds
This hilarious and moving production reveals near deafening truths with barely a sound
"...more closely than you normally world. Patrick Anthony and Lowell Bartholomee complete the evening with light and sound design,..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Sound Lowell Bartholomee, Grounded Robert S. Fisher, The Moors/Wakey Wakey William..."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Hyde Park Theatre's Wakey, Wakey
This production of Will Eno's solo show puts us at ease with our mortality through a captivating talk from a dying man
"...Lowell Bartholomee provides a wonderful media projection package for the..."

March 9, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...Media Design Lowell Bartholomee, The Effect The Back Pack, The Back Pack..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Sound Lowell Bartholomee, Clybourne Park/Fahrenheit 451 David DeMaris, A Perfect Robot..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Out of Ink 2017: Object Lessons
This year’s crop of new 10-minute plays captures the apprehension in the air but with creativity and craft
"...see her and choose another path. And in "Smiley," Lowell Bartholomee manages to make the heart-tugging scene of a..."

May 5, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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