Craig Lucas

Craig Lucas is the author of Missing Persons, Blue Window, Reckless, God’s Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, Small Tragedy, The Singing Forest, and Prayer for My Enemy. He wrote the book for the musical The Light in the Piazza (music and lyrics by Adam Guettel). His screenplays include Longtime Companion (Sundance Audience Award), The Secret Lives of Dentists (New York Film Critics Best Screenplay Award), Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless, Blue Window, and The Dying Gaul, which he also directed. On stage he directed Harry Kondoleon’s Saved or Destroyed (OBIE Award for Best Director) and Play Yourself, as well as his own play This Thing of Darkness (co-authored with David Schulner). With director Norman René he created Marry Me a Little: Songs by Stephen Sondheim, and he wrote the musical play Three Postcards (composer/lyricist Craig Carnelia) and the libretto for the opera Orpheus in Love (composer Gerald Busby).  He adapted Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters and Strindberg’s Miss Julie in new English versions. Twice nominated for a Tony Award (for Prelude to a Kiss and The Light in the Piazza), he won the American Theatre Association Critics/Steinberg Award for Best American Play (The Singing Forest), L.A. Drama Critics Award, the Hull-Warriner Award, the LAMBDA Literary Award, the Flora Roberts Award, the Excellence in Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Laura Pels/PEN Mid-Career Achievement Award, and he has twice won the OBIE for Best Play (Prelude to a Kiss and Small Tragedy). Mr. Lucas is the associate artistic director of the Intiman Theatre (Seattle) and a graduate of Boston University.

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