L-R: Nick Mecikalski (Artistic Associate), Alex Lubischer (Playwright-in-Residence), Miranda Haymon (Artistic Development Associate), and Lucy Powis. Photo by Keelyn Oxley.
From August, 2017-May, 2018, Lucy worked as the Artistic Apprentice for Roundabout Theatre Company. There, she did writing and research work for dramaturgical info sessions, UPSTAGE (educational) guides, in-venue displays, and program notes. Additionally, she managed the script submission database and wrote reports on plays read and seen. Ask her about the time she ordered taxidermy from China.
Her writing for the UPSTAGE guides can also be found online:
L-R: Christopher Livingston, Michael Braugher, Ray Anthony Thomas, Portia, James Anthony Tyler, and Lucy Powis. Photo by Sarah Sutton.
From May to August, 2018, Lucy worked as the Literary Assistant for Williamstown Theatre Festival. There, she produced and moderated talkbacks and other panels, administered the L. Arnold Weissberger Award by managing script reader applications, writing coverage, and pitching scripts to the Artistic Director, conducted and edited interviews for programs, and produced readings, workshops, and artist residencies.
Some of the panels she moderated were streamed on Facebook live:
Additionally, Lucy currently reads scripts for Williamstown Theatre Festival, Theatre for a New Audience, and Pipeline Theatre. She has also read scripts for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Kitchen Dog Theater.
As associate producer for Between the Threads, she moderated a talkback with members of the creative team and Tatiana Kai-Browne (co-creator of The Jewish Renaissance Boxing Club -- Vienna), as well as curating another with Hannah Temkin (community education coordinator for IfNotNow NYC).
In summer 2016, she facilitated Then They Write, Then They Fight's writing group, where she led writing exercises and feedback sessions for a group of Toronto writers at various stages of their career.
She did further curatorial work with Then They Fight as their company dramaturg, detailed here.