Lucy Eyre

Lucy is a playwright, director, performer, researcher, dramaturg, lecturer and workshop leader.

Playwriting credits include: Three On, One Off, directed by Emily McLean for a main stage production at Subiaco Arts Centre and nominated for Best New Play at the 2010 Equity Awards (now PAWA); Patriation Road written and directed by Lucy for the Perth hills community and presented at KADS theatre; Chicks and Flicks (co-written and co-performed with Jude Bridge) directed by Terry Hackett - a comedy cabaret presented at Downstairs at the Maj, His Majesty’s Theatre; and Conundrum presented at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).

In recent years Lucy has been tackling Shakespeare: adapting and directing The Merchant of Venice in 2019, set in 1938 fascist Italy, at the New Fortune Theatre, University of Western Australia for GRADS; and in 2014 Lucy adapted and directed Othello to the modern-day setting of an international security company compound for the Hills Shakespeare 450th Anniversary Festival.

Further directing credits include: No Refunds by Trent Burton at the Regal Theatre, Subiaco; The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband by Debbie Isitt at the Sun Room Theatre; Shift Swapping by David Ryding - Blue Room Theatre; Return to Sender by Anne Sorenson at the Midland Railway Workshops and for the Perth Fringe and International Arts Festivals.

Recent performing credits include: Sister Bridget in Fringe World’s Do I Look Like I Care by Daisy Coyle, directed by Elise Wilson at the State Theatre Centre; Rosie in Mamma Mia, directed by Brad Tudor at Koorliny Arts Centre; and Winsome in Joanna Murray-Smith’s Bombshells directed by Christine Ellis at Roxy Lane Theatre.

In 2017 Lucy graduated with a PhD in Performing Arts from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Edith Cowan University, where she focussed on the discipline of playwriting and the topic of migration. The thesis includes a full-length play titled Amnesiac which explores the legacy of European migration patterns and connections to the current migration phenomenon. Lucy was the WA editor and reviewer for Theatre People from 2018-2020; and is currently employed as a Sessional Academic at Edith Cowan University in the School of Arts & Humanities.

THREE ON, ONE OFF by Lucy Eyre

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