Lucinda McDermott

Lucinda McDermott is the author of Feeding On Mulberry Leaves, which had its world premiere at Barter Theatre, winner of the Appalachian Playwrights Festival 2005, Delauney Prize 1997. O'Keeffe!, her critically acclaimed one-woman play celebrating the life of artist Georgia O'Keeffe, premiered Off-Broadway at Primary Stages, has toured nationally and internationally with Lucinda in the title role, and is also published by Playscripts, Inc. Her passion for creative non-fiction and love of research has led her to work with many historical subjects and to collaborate with museums in unique presentations. She has written and devised theatre for Colonial Williamsburg projects Secrets of the Midwives, and Journey to Redemption. For the History Museum of Hampton she has helped script and direct The Burning of Hampton. Other creative non-fiction plays include Shatter the Vessel; The Controversial Life of Bishop James A. Pike which had a workshop production at The Univ. of Virginia, Delauney Prize 1999; Courage by the Sea, a commission from Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC; Born Wynner; A Musical Fable Based on Fact, Jive, and Jazz on the life of Larry Wynn, commissioned by Washington & Lee University; A Most Silent Train, Abby Kelley and the Underground Railroad, commissioned by Kathryn Kelly. She has done several projects with the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA including The Inferno, an adaptation of The Divine Comedy to accompany a tour of Rodin's work from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a scripted compilation for Photographers on Photography, also on tour from the Met. Adept and gifted with Devised Theatre--she has facilitated many projects for Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Stage Company, InterAct Theatre, Mill Mountain Theatre. Commissions include Souvenirs, which premiered at Primary Stages, NYC . Lily y la Mariposa, Rappin' Rapunzel for Generic Theatre, Norfolk, VA. Other plays include Bricks, which premiered City Theatre, Miami, FL, published by Dramatic Publishing. Take Out, Betting On Serenity both premiered Off Stage Theatre, Charlottesville, VA.; Lucinda has taught playwriting at W & L University and Radford University. She holds a MFA in playwriting from UVA, BFA in acting from VCU. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Plays by Lucinda McDermott