PLAYDATE | 72-Hr Film Challenge

Made in 72 hours and premiering October 13, 2017 at the Weinberg in Frederick, MD, PLAYDATE is a funny and touching look at a playdate gone wrong.

SAVEWALLETS | Advertisement

To make an ad with four days notice and no budget for a startup with a pitch opportunity, I used what I had at hand. My little actresses were even somewhat cooperative.

MYTHS & HYMNS | Process

MYTHS & HYMNS is a song cycle by Adam Guettel for which I wrote and directed a narrative, presented by Prospect Theatre in NYC. A description of that project is coming, but in the meantime, please enjoy this video about the process.

The New York Times Review: “Ms. Lucas’s poetic staging…provides a satisfying frame for them without twisting itself in any narrative knots…”

The New York Times Profile: “…this revamp has the potential to convince theaters everywhere that “Myths and Hymns” is viable as a stage property.”


Short Movie Musical that has played over 30 festivals around the world… When her husband is assassinated on their wedding day, Isabella is expected to be a part of the property that passes on to the next in line of the drug gang her husband controlled. Instead, she fights to lead the gang herself.

FANTASY IN DUTCH | One Day Short Film Challenge

A dance fantasy set to Gershwin’s ‘Fascinatin’ Rhythm’… When they let their minds wander, a couple’s fantasies collide.

a film by Elizabeth Lucas & Tesha Buss

Directed by Elizabeth Lucas

Choreographed by Tesha Buss

Starring Jeffry Denman & Jill Gorrie

Featuring Elena Gutierrez, Ellie Mooney, Vonnie Roemer,
Rachel Bress, & Jonathan Stahl

Photography by Jon Minor & Nick Marks

Special Thanks to our hosts Deborah Lacoy & Stuart Wechsler