|Birds of America||2007||Director||n/a||4|
|Prelude to a Kiss||1992||Co-Producer||n/a||1|
|The Secret Lives of Dentists||2003||Screenplay||(Adaptation)||1|
|Blue Window||1987 1986 - 1987||Writer||n/a||1|
|Prelude to a Kiss||1992||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|Reckless||1995||Play as Source Material||n/a||1|
|Prelude to a Kiss||1992||Play as Source Material||("Prelude to a Kiss")||1|
|Dying Gaul||2005||Source Material||(from play)||1|
|Subway Stories: Tales From the Underground||1997 1996 - 1997||Screenplay||("Fern's Heart of Darkness")||1|
|Ocean's Deadliest||Director of Photography||Photography||1|
|Vanished: Disappearance Down Under||2001 2000 - 2001||Camera||n/a||1|
|Made stage directing debut with "Saved or Destroyed" by the late Harry Kondoleon|
|Moved to New York City|
|First film producing credit, as co-producer of "Prelude to a Kiss" (based on his play)|
|Performed in Broadway choruses of "Shenandoah", "On the Twentieth Century", "Rex" and "Sweeney Todd"|
|"God's Heart", a play, premiered at Trinity Square Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island; production mounted at Lincoln Center in 1997 to mixed reviews|
|First film as screenwriter, "Longtime Companion", directed by Rene|
|Wrote book for musical based on the film "Don Juan DeMarco"; project was workshopped but underwent revisions|
|Penned "The Light in the Piazza," which opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center; earned a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical|
|Wrote the screenplay "The Secret Lives of Dentists," adapted from Jane Smiley's novel "The Age of Grief"|
|Wrote screen adaptation of his play "Reckless"|
|Performed as puppeteer and magician at children's birthday parties|
|Play "The Dying Gaul" opened Off-Broadway|
|Filmed version of "Blue Window" debuted on PBS' "American Playhouse" in May|
|Wrote first play, "Missing Persons" (produced Off-Broadway in 1981; revised in 1995); first collaboration with Norman Rene|
|Broadway debut as playwright, "Prelude to a Kiss"|
|Attended a pre-college acting school at Carnegie-Mellon University|
|Conceived, wrote and starred in Off-Broadway musical revue, "Marry Me A Little", a collection of Stephen Sondheim songs|
|"Stranger" opened Off-Broadway|
|Collaborated with Adam Guettel on a musical version of "Light in the Piazza"|
|Charles Lucas||Father||adoptive father; worked for the FBI on the Rosenberg case|
|Eleanore Lucas||Mother||adoptive mother|
|Timothy Melester||Companion||born c. 1954; together from 1983 until his death on January 5, 1995 from complications resulting from AIDS|
|School of Fine Arts, Boston University|
|"I sort of think my job as an artist is to get out of the way. When the work is the best, I'm exercising the least conscious control," --Craig Lucas quoted in THEATERWEEK, February 12-18, 1996|
|Lucas received the George and Elisabeth Marton Award for Playwriting from the Foundation of the Dramatist Guild in 1984-85.|
|Lucas received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 1987 and the Rockefeller Foundation in 1989.|
|TONY: Have you . . . sold out to Hollywood?
Lucas: Yes, I've made myself a complete whore upon occasion. I don't wish I'd done anything differently. That seems a fruitless endeavor.
TONY: Any juicy anecdotes?
Lucas: Writing, like making love, is a form of communication, or can be, When you take a lot of money and then are told what to communicate, that makes you a whore. There are already too many stories of Hollywood whoredom, and mine aren't any more shocking or interesting than anybody else's.
--From TIME OUT NEW YORK, May 7-14, 1998
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