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Craig Lucas

Writer

Plays include; Missing Persons, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, God’s Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, Prayer for My Enemy, The Singing Forest, Ode to Joy, I Was Most Alive With You and Death of the Republic.

Screenplays include; Long-time Companion, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss and The Dying Gaul.

Libretti include; The Light in the Piazza (music and lyrics by Adam Guettel), An American in Paris (music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin), 3 Postcards (music and lyrics by Craig Carnelia), Two Boys (composed by Nico Muhly, U.S. premiere at the Metropolitan Opera), Orpheus in Love (composed by Gerald Busby), Amélie (music by Dan Messe), Wine & Roses (music and lyrics by Adam Guettel), Three Women (co-authored with Frankie Krainz, composed by Gerald Busby).

Direction includes; The Light in the Piazza (world premiere at Intiman Theatre), This Thing of Darkness ( Atlantic Theater Co.), Saved or Destroyed (Rattlestick), Play Yourself (NYTW), Ode to Joy (Rattlestick at Cherry Lane Theatre).

Films include; The Dying Gaul and Birds of America.

Long-time Companion won the Sundance Audience Award and The Secret Lives of Dentists won the New York Film Critics’ Award for Best Screenplay. He has been a Pulitzer finalist and won three Obie awards. He received three Tony nominations.