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Lucy Cashion

Lucy Cashion founded the experimental theatre company Equally Represented Arts (Best Theatre – Alive Magazine) and leads the company as Artistic Director and President of the Board. With ERA, she has created, designed, and directed several original productions such as Trash Macbeth, a feminist adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy that critiques American consumerism (St. Louis Theatre Circle Award: Best Director of a Drama, 2017; Judy Award: Best Production - drama); Oedipus Apparatus, a transformation of Sophocles’ classic into a post-modern performance of tragedy as a rackety, God-made machine (originally commissioned by West End Players’ Guild; St. Louis Theatre Circle Award Nomination: Best New Play); and, most recently, Faust (go down with all the re$t), a rock-opera adaptation of Goethe’s Faust, Part One, with the St. Louis-based indie-rock band Kid Scientist. She has also worked for Prison Performing Arts as a Guest Director and Teaching Artist for their production of The Rover by Aphra Behn and Antigone at the Women’s Easter Reception and Diagnostic Correctional Center. Lucy led workshops both with inmates at the prison and students at Saint Louis University to create a new version of Antigone for this production. With Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble, Lucy directed a new translation of the contemporary Spanish playwright Paloma Pedrero’s The Color of August. With Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Lucy directed Remember Me by Nancy Bell, created for the company’s popular, community-based project, Shakespeare in the Streets. With the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, she Assistant-Directed the world premiere of The Invisible Hand by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar. Her major NYC theatre credits include AK-47 Sing-Along (director, sound designer, co-composer; New York International Fringe Festival Award - "Excellence in Directing"), a play by Samara Weiss about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; De Sous (now called Latino; director, sound designer; at 3-Legged Dog), a new, bi-lingual work by camila le-bert about the Latino experience in the US; and Snow Fleas, which she co-directed with the experimental, Finnish playwright and performer, Otso Huopaniemi. Lucy was named one of ten ‘Rising Stars’ in the arts by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and one of ‘6 Theatre Workers You Should Know’ by American Theatre. Lucy is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Saint Louis University. She received her MFA from Columbia University in the City of New York, studied acting at l'École d'art dramatique Eva St-Paul in Paris, France, and trained with SITI Company.

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