Kelly Lusk

Kelly Lusk

Kelly Lusk is a Chicago based playwright who recently completed his MFA in playwriting at Indiana University. His works have been developed at the Kennedy Center with NNPN’s MFA playwriting workshop and Orlando Shakespeare’s Playfest. He’s been a finalist for the National Ten Minute Play contest at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. In the summer of 2009 Kelly was chosen to study in Umbria, Italy with Charles Mee...
Kelly Lusk is a Chicago based playwright who recently completed his MFA in playwriting at Indiana University. His works have been developed at the Kennedy Center with NNPN’s MFA playwriting workshop and Orlando Shakespeare’s Playfest. He’s been a finalist for the National Ten Minute Play contest at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. In the summer of 2009 Kelly was chosen to study in Umbria, Italy with Charles Mee through LaMaMa ETC. His works include: (a love story), Lacy and Ashley Live in a Trailer Now, king oedipus, and The Day We Fell in Love. He was also recently selected to be a Core Apprentice at The Playwright's Center in Minneapolis. This summer The Source Festival in Washington D.C. will be producing his full length play, (a love story)

Plays

  • And Then Something Happened
    Ruth and David decide to end things just as the world decides to end as well. David has been having a secret love affair with Rachel, and Ruth has found solace in the stoner neighbor, Chad. Entirely by accident, the couples flip flop lovers as they try and find safety as the world crumbles around them... and a gigantic, corporate monster is chasing them to the end of the world. What is possibly even more...
    Ruth and David decide to end things just as the world decides to end as well. David has been having a secret love affair with Rachel, and Ruth has found solace in the stoner neighbor, Chad. Entirely by accident, the couples flip flop lovers as they try and find safety as the world crumbles around them... and a gigantic, corporate monster is chasing them to the end of the world. What is possibly even more terrifying than the end of the world? Being told by a dinosaur skill that you are the ones that need to save it.
  • The Day We Fell in Love
    Rebecca, who doesn't believe in love, finds herself doting over the next door neighbor... as does her little brother. These young children in love on the precipice of puberty try and figure out what it means to give yourself to someone. And Rebecca's Mom and Dad are no help at all.
  • king oedipus
    Oedipus was cursed from the moment of his birth. Every choice, no matter how logical or passionate, led him closer and closer to fulfilling his prophecy. In this adaptation, we examine the choices and motives of Oedipus and his loves ones. No matter your curse, it's tough sometimes being trying to be a good person. (There is a lot of room to double and really make this piece your own. It requires at...
    Oedipus was cursed from the moment of his birth. Every choice, no matter how logical or passionate, led him closer and closer to fulfilling his prophecy. In this adaptation, we examine the choices and motives of Oedipus and his loves ones. No matter your curse, it's tough sometimes being trying to be a good person. (There is a lot of room to double and really make this piece your own. It requires at least six actors, but can be done with a larger cast. It just depends on doubling.)
  • Lacy and Ashley Live in a Trailer Now
    Lacy and Ashley finally have a plan to get out of the trailer they’ve been occupying for the past several years. An old friend from high school, Jimmy, returns to their stomping grounds to rekindle their friendship and start his life over again. The presence of Jimmy and his baggage adds stress to the lives of Lacy and Ashley, but provides a doting Kevin with a hopeful future. The four end up devising a new...
    Lacy and Ashley finally have a plan to get out of the trailer they’ve been occupying for the past several years. An old friend from high school, Jimmy, returns to their stomping grounds to rekindle their friendship and start his life over again. The presence of Jimmy and his baggage adds stress to the lives of Lacy and Ashley, but provides a doting Kevin with a hopeful future. The four end up devising a new plan that will help everyone get what they want. But do we ever really know what we want?
  • (a love story)
    It starts off as a completely normal day in this small town. Then somebody falls in love. And everything falls apart. (a love story) tells the story of three couples set out determined to love each other in ways they’ve never dreamed of. But can you fall in love if you don’t even know what love is? We’re told everyday in songs and movies and books what it means to be in love, but it’s not until you are in the...
    It starts off as a completely normal day in this small town. Then somebody falls in love. And everything falls apart. (a love story) tells the story of three couples set out determined to love each other in ways they’ve never dreamed of. But can you fall in love if you don’t even know what love is? We’re told everyday in songs and movies and books what it means to be in love, but it’s not until you are in the depths of it that you realize that maybe this isn’t what you wanted. And you want out. Or perhaps it is exactly what you wanted. And you want more. But what happens when you love that person more than they love you … or they love you more than you love them …