Paul is an award-winning producer and writer based in New York City. His company, Paul Lucas Productions (PLP) specializes in innovative theatre, clever comedy, and personal storytelling.
PLP selects and showcases a boutique roster of emerging artists, while simultaneously creating new, original works for touring. In Edinburgh, PLP has produced over a dozen shows, including The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac (Winner: Edinburgh Herald Angel, Argus Angel, Latest 7, and Best of Brighton Review Awards), Dai (Enough) (Lucille Lortel Award), What I Heard About Iraq (Edinburgh Fringe First, Adelaide Critics Circle and Adelaide Advertiser Awards), Woody Sez (Winner: Helen Hayes Award, Nomination: London Evening Standard Award). His productions have also toured more than 75 cities in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden, mainland Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
With his writing partner, Drew Geraci, Paul is the co-author of an award-winning short film entitled Dis-Oriented, and a screenplay entitled Lavender Arms. Trans Scripts is his first full-length play.
Award-winning director Jo Bonney has directed the premieres of plays by Alan Ball, Eric Bogosian, Culture Clash, Eve Ensler, Jessica Goldberg, Danny Hoch, Neil LaBute, Warren Leight, Lynn Nottage, Dael Orlandersmith, Suzan-Lori Parks, Darci Picoult, Will Power, David Rabe, Jose Rivera, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Christopher Shinn, Diana Son, Naomi Wallace and Michael Weller.
Jo has also directed productions of plays by Caryl Churchill, Nilo Cruz, Anna Deavere Smith, Charles Fuller, Lisa Loomer, John Osborne, John Pollono and Lanford Wilson.
She has directed productions at ART, Boston; PS 122; The Public Theater NYC; NYTW; Second Stage; Goodman Theatre; La Jolla Playhouse; MCC, NY; Geffen Playhouse; Williamstown Festival; McCarter Theater; Playwrights Horizons; Arena Stage; CTG, LA; Signature, NY; Long Wharf; The New Group; CSC; Humana Festival; Almeida, London; Edinburgh Festival; The Market Theatre, Johannesburg; The Baxter, Cape Town SA, Cine 13, Paris.
Jo is the recipient of a 1998 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Direction, Lucille Lortel Best Musical and Lucille Lortel Best Revival. Drama Desk nomination for Direction of Vera Stark. Lilly Award. Editor of Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century (TCG).
Morgan Jenness is the recipient of a 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award and a 2003 OBIE Award Special Citation for Longtime Support of Playwrights. She has spent almost three decades working as a dramaturg and creative consultant for theaters (including the Public Theater, LATC and NYTW) and developmental workshops, university theater programs, funding organizations, ensembles and individual artists across the country.