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Lowell A. Mathwich | Costumer/Resident Costume Designer

Called "one of the most innovative costumers in ballet today," Lowell A. Mathwich's costume designs have run the gamut from classical tutus to baseball uniforms; from Victorian period eveningwear in Christmas Carol: The Ballet to wrestling uniforms and unitards resembling corsets and early twentieth-century bathing suits. The costume designs for the 1996 premiere of An American Cinderella were, according to critics, "Breathtaking" and "Stunning"; they "Nearly leapt off the Victoria stage themselves." Lowell's costumes for his first full-length ballet, Stuart Sebastian's Dracula, have been seen and appreciated by audiences worldwide, while costumes for Dayton Ballet's first production of The Nutcracker have been called "beautiful to behold, illuminating the emotion and character of each dance." In the spring of 2001, Lowell was the costume designer for a cast of 37 in the American classic West Side Story, a joint production between the Human Race Theatre Company, Victoria Theatre Association and Dayton Ballet. In April 2003, Dayton Ballet premiered America's Robin Hood, with over 70 of Lowell's costume designs representing colonial-era America and the Mohawk tribe. In December 2003, Dayton Ballet audiences were treated to an entirely new production of The Nutcracker with over 70 costume designs created by Lowell.  His designs for There Was a Time, premiered by Dayton Ballet in 2006, portrayed over two decades of contemporary American history. In 2007, Dayton Ballet premiered The Who's Tommy, based on the original 1969 recording and featuring an amazing array of costumes designed by Lowell.

Lowell's extensive body of design work encompasses costumes for over 96 ballet productions, including works for such choreographers as Dermot Burke, Christopher Fleming, Luis Fuente, Alan Hineline, Christian Holder, Bebe Miller, Gregory Robinson, and for several of George Balanchine's works in the Dayton Ballet repertoire. In addition Lowell has worked as Costume Designer for Dayton Opera and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and has designed numerous production for the Human Race Theatre Company, including Brother Wolf, Twelfth Night, Right Next to Me and Ethel Waters: His Eye Is on the Sparrow, for which he was presented with a DayTony Awards Committee Award of Merit for Costume Design. In 2004, Lowell was awarded a Master Performing Artist Fellowship in costume design for dance, funded by the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District.

Prior to his career in costume design, Lowell enjoyed a 15-year career as a dancer. For 10 of those years he performed with Dayton Ballet, where he was featured in many principal roles. In recent seasons, he has been invited to make guest appearances on the Dayton Ballet stage in The Nutcracker as Herr Drosselmeyer, Kate's father in The Taming of the Shrew, Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and as Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers.

Lowell is a proud member of IATSE, Theatrical Wardrobe Union, Local #886.

Stacie R. Bigl | Production Manager

Since graduating from Clark State Community College in 1996, Stacie has been active behind the scenes of Dayton's theatre community. She joined the production staff of the Dayton Ballet in 1997 as an Associate Production Manager, and has since moved to Production Stage Manager. Some of her favorite productions haave included world premieres of There Was a Time, The Who's Tommy, Carmina Burana, a new Nutcracker in the Schuster Performing Arts Center, as well as Stuart Sebastian's classic Dracula.

Stacie has worked with a number of local companies including Dayton Opera; the Human Race Theatre Company; First Frontier, Inc.; and Dayton Playhouse. In early 2011, Stacie had the opportunity to work with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company when they traveled to Santiago, Chile, and performed at the Nescafé Theatre. She is also the stage manager for the Muse Machine and has worked with them for the last eight years on productions of Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, and Singin' in the Rain.

Stacie is a member of IATSE Local #66.
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