Lucy J Skilbeck is a writer and director and Genesis Future Director at the Young Vic. Their debut play JOAN, a drag king play (winner of Fringe First, Stage Edinburgh and Spirit of the Fringe Awards) is currently touring internationally.
Lucy is the Artistic Director of Milk Presents, an Associate Company of Derby Theatre and the Bush Theatre. Milk Presents enable audiences to queer their world and are quoted by The Stage as making “Theatre that flies in the face of convention”. The company make theatre, run workshops, club nights, community projects, gender access training and artistic disruptions.
Lucy is the recipient of a BBC Fellowship and BBC Legacy Award. Their work often forefronts trans and queer narratives, and their latest play BULLISH, commissioned by the Jerwood Home Run Commission at Camden People’s Theatre, premiered to a sell out run, and is touring the UK in Autumn 2018.
Directing credits for theatre include: The Bear / The Proposal (Young Vic), JOAN (Milk Presents and Derby Theatre); BULLISH, Bluebeard, A Real Man’s Guide to Sainthood, Milk Presents Self Service (Milk Presents); Penelope Retold (Caroline Horton and Derby Theatre); and 3 Wise Monkeys (Hiccup Theatre); The Secret Keeper (co-director, Angela Clerkin and Oval House),
As Associate / Assistant Director: Effigies of Wickedness, director Ellen McDougall (Gate Theatre), Herons, dir. Sean Holmes (Lyric Hammersmith), The Complete Deaths dir. Tim Crouch (Spymonkey), The Odyssey, Brassed Off dir. Sarah Brigham (Derby Theatre); Islands dir. Omar Elerian (Bush Theatre); Father Christmas, dir. Emma Earle (Lyric Hammersmith, West Yorkshire Playhouse). Encourage The Others dir. Lu Kemp (Almedia Projects); Epidemic dir. Alex Ferris (Old Vic New Voices).