Lucas Leyva

Lucas Leyva. Holy War! is Lucas Leyva's first play, written when he was a fifteen years old. Mr. Leyva was born and raised in Miami, Florida went to New World School of the Arts High ('05), and recently graduated from Fordham University ('08). Twenty of his short plays have been seen in seven states, and one has been a Heideman Finalist. Recently the Miami New Times called his play The Wereloaves of Brickell Ave. "ridiculous and innocent and beautiful...the funniest 15 minutes of theater I've ever seen." He is published by Playscripts, Inc. and in 2006, October 4th was declared a holiday by the Mayor of Miami in honor of Mr. Leyva and six other teens featured on the cover of Selecciones Magazine as "Seven teens who are changing the world." As the founder of the Borscht Film Festival, which the Miami Herald called "Miami's alt culture summit," Mr. Leyva has been directly involved in the creation of dozens of short films in almost every facet. In 2009 Mr. Leyva contributed his poetry to a collection of Hialeah Haikus, published by Editorial Ultramar and was named one of "33 Emerging Creative Minds" by SoFi Magazine. His latest project is directing a short film titled Day N Night Out by acclaimed playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, which will soon be appearing in international film festivals. He is also a founding member of the artist collective the CCCV, and Foryoucansee Theater. In March, he will be directing the avant-garde musical Mrs. Ms as part of the Here and Now Festival at the Arsht Center in Miami, Florida.

Plays by Lucas Leyva

  • Holy War!
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      Critic's Choice Playwrighting District 8 (2004)

      Official selection for New Playwrights Festival (2003)

      Official selection for production at New Millenium Festival (2004)