Lucy Thurber

Lucy Thurber is a TV/Film Writer and OBIE Award-winning Playwright. She has written films and/or tv episodes for networks and streaming services including HBO, Amazon, AMC, Hulu, and Starz, among others. Lucy is the author of thirteen 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, Orpheus in the Berkshires, and Transfers. Transfers was produced as part of MCC Theatre’s 2017/18 Season. Transfers was part of The New York Stage and Film 2016 Powerhouse Season. Also in the summer of 2016, Orpheus in The Berkshires was produced at The Williamstown Theatre Festival. The Insurgents was produced at Labyrinth Theater Company and Contemporary American 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. Scarcity and Bottom of the World premiered Off-Broadway at The Atlantic Theater. 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. Monstrosity was produced by 13P. Lucy is published by Dramatists Play Service. She is an alumni of New Dramatists, a member of 13P, Labyrinth Theater Company, Rising Phoenix Rep, and New Neighborhood. She got to spend an amazing time with Sundance Theatre at UCROSS in Wyoming. Lucy has been commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, The Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Houses on The Moon, Yale Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and A.C.T. She is the recipient of Manhattan Theatre Club’s Playwriting Fellowship, the first Gary Bonasorte Memorial Prize for Playwriting, the Helen Merrill Award, a LILLY Award and an OBIE Award for The Hill Town Plays. Lucy was formerly the head of Graduate Playwriting at The New School. She has taught writing classes for NYU/Tisch, Columbia, Sarah Lawrence College, Primary Stages, and MCC Theatre.