- Prison Performing Arts
Meet Director Lucy Cashion
Updated: Apr 17, 2022
"I'm very lucky to work with such dedicated, thoughtful artists and with the support of PPA, a company unlike any other I've ever encountered."
Lucy Cashion (Director, Hag-Seed) is a St. Louis-based theatre artist specialization in experimental collaborative creation. She is a guest-director and teaching-artist with Prison Performing Arts, where she has co-directed several productions with Artistic Director, Rachel Tibbetts, including The Rover by Aphra Behn and Antigone, a collaborative creation between PPA participants at the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center (WERDCC) and Saint Louis University’s Theatre & Dance Program.
She also facilitated another devised work between SLU Theatre & Dance and the WERDCC’s PPA participants in which the collaborating artists created a new play about Joan of Arc; Saint Joan of Arc premiered at the Kranzberg Arts Center, presented by Saint Louis University.
Lucy is an Associate Professor of Theatre at SLU and has been teaching and directing in the University’s Theatre and Dance Program since 2015.
Most recently at SLU, she directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is also the founding Artistic Director of Equally Represented Arts, a St. Louis-based experimental theatre company.
With ERA she has written, directed and designed several original productions including as Trash Macbeth, Shakespeare’s tragedy as a feminist critique of American consumerism, and Oedipus Apparatus, Sophocles’ play deconstructed and reassembled according to an Ancient Greek physics textbook.
She is workshopping a new play titled The Brechtfast Club, a Brechtian adaptation of John Hughes 1985 film, with ERA this summer and directing Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector at SLU in the Fall.
Lucy received her MFA from Columbia University in the City of New York.