Artist Bio

Lucy Thurber

Lucy Thurber is the author of twelve plays: Where We’re Born, Ashville, Scarcity, Killers and Other Family, Stay, Bottom of The World, Monstrosity, Dillingham City, The Locus, Perry Street, The Insurgents and Transfers. Transfers was part of The New York Stage and Film 2016 Powerhouse Season and produced at MCC in 2018. Lucy helped create the COMMUNITY WORKS program at Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she wrote Orpheus in the Berkshires, Once Upon a Time in The Berkshires and Taiga in The Berkshires. The Insurgents was produced at Labyrinth Theater Company and Contemporary Ameri-can Theater Festival. Her five-play cycle, The Hill Town Plays, was produced Off Broadway by Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater in-conjunction with the Cherry Lane Theater, the Axis Theater and the New Ohio Theatre. Her play Scarcity was originally produced at the Atlantic Theatre. Lucy wrote the text for Quixote, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, a site-specific performance with the Psalters made for and with The Broad Street Community. Lucy is published by Dramatists Play Service. She is an alumnus of New Dramatists and a member of 13P, Labyrinth Theater Company and Rising Phoenix Rep. She got to spend time with Sundance Theatre at UCROSS in Wyoming. Lucy has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Houses on The Moon, Yale Rep,  Williamstown Theatre Festival, A.C.T. and Steppenwolf Theatre. She is the recipient of Manhattan Theatre Club Playwriting Fellowship, the first Gary Bonasorte Memorial Prize for Playwriting, a Lilly Award, an Obie Award for The Hill Town Plays and the Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwriting Award and Best Play from the Off-Broadway Alliance for Transfers produced by MCC. She has written for Sweet Biter on STARZ and is a writer Producer and AMC’s NOS4A2 and Amazon’s Outer Range and Youth. She has written screenplays for Debra Granik, Rachel Weisz and Maven and has developed work with FX, HBO, Nanette Burstein, Sarah Paulson and Lena Dunham.