Saturday, January 09, 2010

Chapter Eight: Spotlight on Lucy Gillespie

Meet Lucy Gillespie. Not only is she our talented playwright but she also plays Hazel, a highly imaginative 11-14 year-old girl. Lucy is an Anglo-American writer and performer who is mostly interested in bad people, and the people who suffer them. Writing and collaborating credits include Driving Lesson (Strawberry One-Act Festival), Keeping the Light: Stories of Lighthouse Keepers (Mystic Seaport, CT), Shadow Dracula (Northwestern), and Adrift (Theatermakers Ensemble, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center). As an actor, Lucy has performed with FullStop Collective in NYC, Remy Bumppo Theater Company and the Oak Park Festival Theater in Chicago, the Mystic Seaport, and at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Summer Playwright's Conference. She is also the author of The Pith and the Peel, a novella about a woman who kills and eats her husband. Her second full-length play, Atwater Project; a fictionalized study into the death of Republican Spin-Doctor Lee Atwater, has been developed through the terraNOVA Groundbreakers Program. Lucy holds a BA from Northwestern University in Theater and Fiction Writing.

Her answers (refer to the other spotlight posts for the questions):

1. Penultimate
2. Pudding
3. Coffee and grace
4. People who do not listen.
5. Shithead
6. The final water droplets falling from the tap into a hot, full bath.
7. The sound of teeth scraping a fork.
8. Teacher
9. Accountant
10. There would be this fantastic dinner party going on - with all these interesting people from history. God would pull me up a chair, give me a wink and invite me into the conversation.

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