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Lucas Baisch

Visiting Instructor


Lucas Baisch is a playwright and artist from San Francisco. His plays have been read and developed at the Goodman Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, The NNPN/Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, The Bushwick Starr, The Mercury Store, Cutting Ball Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, The Neo-Futurists, Chicago Dramatists, Links Hall, SF Playground, etc.

Full-length plays include: REFRIGERATOR (First Floor Theater), On the Y-Axis (The Bushwick Starr Reading Series), Dry Swallow (Brown University), 404 Not Found (2022 O’Neill NPC Finalist), import speech_memory (Cutting Ball’s Variety Pack Festival), The Scavengers (DePaul University), A Measure of Normalcy (Gloucester Stage), and co-writing on The Arrow Cleans House (The Neo-Futurists).

Lucas is a recipient of a Steinberg Playwright Award, the Princess Grace Award in Playwriting, a Jerome Fellowship from The Playwrights’ Center, the Kennedy Center’s KCACTF Latinx Playwriting Award, and the Chesley/Bumbalo Playwriting Award. He is currently a member of Page 73’s Interstate 73 writers group and Ars Nova’s Play Group. Lucas has taught writing at Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Macalester College, The Playwrights’ Center, and through the Chicago Public Schools. His plays have been published by Bloomsbury/Methuen Drama and Yale’s Theater Magazine.

Outside of writing for theatre, his artwork has been presented at Elsewhere Museum, the Electronic Literature Organization, gallery no one, and the RISD Museum. He has held residencies through ACRE, Elsewhere Museum, Millay Arts, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the Goodman Theatre’s 2016-17 Playwrights Unit, and as a 2018 Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow. MFA: Brown University.