Lusia Strus

Lusia Strus performed at the Huntington in A Confederacy of Dunces (2016). She has appeared on Broadway in Enron and Elling. She appeared Off Broadway this season in The Undeniable Sound of Right Now (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater/Women’s Project Theater). Regional credits include Travesties and Are You There, McPhee? (McCarter Theatre); Slasher (Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville); Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry IV 1 & 2 and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); SLAVS! and Go Away, Go Away (Jeff Award for Principal Actress, European Repertory Company); Hysteria, Good People (Jeff Award nomination for Supporting Actress); Ironbound, Our Town, and her commissioned solo show It Ain’t No Fairy Tale (Steppenwolf Theatre Company, LA Weekly Award for Outstanding Solo Performance). As an ensemble member of The Neo-Futurists (Chicago/NYC), Ms. Strus has written and performed in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind for many years. In England she played Mistress Quickly in Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2) at the Royal Shakespeare Company. She recently originated the role of Zola written for her in the debut of John Guare’s More Stars Than There Are in Heaven at the Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown. Her film credits include Stir of Echoes, 50 First Dates, Gus Van Sant’s Restless, The Mend, Kelly and Cal, and Cotton, for which she was honored with four 2015 Lead Actress Awards. Television credits include “Modern Family,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Wayward Pines.” Ms. Strus is currently shooting a pilot for TNT with Michelle Dockery called “Good Behavior.”

(As of October 2018)

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