Lucas Baisch is a Guatemalan-Mexican-American playwright and artist from San Francisco, whose work circulates within themes of systems, waste, and excess. His plays have been read and developed at The Goodman Theatre, The NNPN/Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights' Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Chicago Dramatists, Links Hall, SF Playground, etc.
Full-length plays include: REFRIGERATOR (First Floor Theatre), On the Y-Axis (The Bushwick Starr Reading Series), Dry Swallow (Brown University), import speech_memory (Cutting Ball’s Variety Pack Festival), The Scavengers (DePaul University), A Measure of Normalcy (Gloucester Stage Company), and co-writing on The Arrow Cleans House (The Neo-Futurists).
Lucas is a recipient of a 2020 Steinberg Playwright Award, the Kennedy Center's 2020 KCACTF Latinx Playwriting Award, the 2021 Chesley/Bumbalo Playwriting Award, and the 2021 Princess Grace Award in Playwriting. He is currently a 21-22 Jerome Fellow through The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis and a 21-22 Princess Grace Fellow at New Dramatists. Lucas has taught writing at Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, and through the Chicago Public Schools.
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, the Goodman Theatre's 2016-17 Playwrights Unit, as a 2018 Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow, and Millay Arts. Lucas received his MFA in Playwriting from Brown University, where he studied under Lisa D'Amour and Julia Jarcho.
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Jerome Fellow Lucas Baisch has been awarded the 2021 Princess Grace Award for Theatre and Playwrighting, as well as a Fellowship in Playwrighting in partnership with New Dramatists. Full awardee list found here.