Ashley Lucas


PlayMakers: It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Witness to an Execution, Opus, Fences, The Year of Magical Thinking.

Other Credits: Assistant Professor in the Department of Dramatic Art, UNC-Chapel Hill. Her book manuscript, The Imagined Nation: Ethnographic Theatre Confronts Gentrification, Homophobia, and Incarceration, is currently under review at University of Michigan Press. Lucas and sociologist Jodie Lawston collaborated on the edited volume Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Activists, Scholars, and Artists (SUNY Press 2011) and together write a blog by the same name ( that addresses issues surrounding women and incarceration. Lucas is the author of Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass, an ethnographic play about families of prisoners that she has performed as a one-woman show throughout the US and in Ireland and Canada.

Education: BA in Theatre Studies and English, Yale University; joint PhD in Ethnic Studies and Theatre and Drama, University of California-San Diego.

Shows at PlayMakers