ACTOR / DIRECTOR / WRITER / TEACHER
Derek Lucci is an actor and theater maker with a strong background in visual art. This year he is touring a piece that debuted in NYC last Spring at the Baryshnikov Arts Center: 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, NYT Critic’s Pick, with longtime collaborator Ain Gordon, others include: The History of Asking the Wrong Question and Brooklyn Under Reconstruction. In addition to commercial theater and television, Derek has developed a series of solo performance pieces adapted from the work of William Gaddis, J. M. Coetzee and David Foster Wallace that include: Agapé Agape, or: Please Don't Shoot the Piano Player He’s Doing His Best and Elizabeth Costello. Derek teaches privately and has held positions on Faculty, teaching acting, at NYU/Tisch School for the Arts, Experimental Theater Wing, and served as Head of Primary Training at NYU/Tish Playwrights Horizons. M.F.A. Yale School of Drama.