jamie // idoll
On June 3 at 4:32pm, Jamie Lowenstein came into the world 3 weeks early, in silence, and so unexpected that he* almost fell into a garbage can. “Yes,” said God as she looked down from above, “This natural gift for theatricality must be cultivated.” Jamie’s early work focused on outdoor venues including The Backyard Trampoline, The Playground, and more. Jamie’s one-person, interactive performance of a 24-person competition reality show (“So You Think You Can Trampoline”) was particularly well received by reviewer Jamie Lowenstein who said, “This little queer could really do something one day.” SYTYCT was extended multiple times and became a mainstay of Jamie’s early career.
Since then, Jamie has received training at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Grotowski Institute (Poland), and Institute of Arts (Barcelona). He graduated from Pace University’s International Performance Ensemble program where he studied acting and devising techniques. Jamie is a founding member of theatrical ensemble Rum & Choke, whose original work as been seen at The PIT Loft. Rum & Choke strives to make the ordinary uncomfortable and the uncomfortable ordinary. As a poet, Jamie’s work has been published by PANK Magazine & La Pluma New Voices. As an actor & theatre-maker (whatever that means), Jamie is especially interested in classical work, adaptations, and queer stories. His ideal theatrical experience is an orgy of those three genres. As a movement director, Jamie directs movement. And although his Gemini sun makes him airy, his Taurus moon keeps him grounded.
*Jamie used “he” here to make it easy reading, but honestly they don’t care what you refer to her as. Any pronouns are welcome!
"This little queer could really do something one day".