School of Theatre, Television and Film


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Charles Murdock Lucas

Assistant Professor

Design and Technical Theatre

Office: DA 209

Charles Murdock Lucas, MFA (University of North Carolina School of the Arts 2011) is a professional scene designer for theatre and opera whose work has been seen across the United States at places such as: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Barter Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, freeFall Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Flux Theatre Ensemble (NYC), Virginia Stage Company, Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Eastman Opera Theatre, PCPA, and more. He has also served as the Resident Scene Designer for the Duke City Repertory Theatre, the Ohio Light Opera, Texas Shakespeare Festival, and Luna Stage.

His work as a theatrical designer and artist has been exhibited at: the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, the National Opera Center in New York City, Mozawa’s Y PORTRAITS: AWAKENING in Chicago, Drumthwacket (the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey), the DELURK Gallery, the National Design Portfolio Review in New York City, and the Michael Merritt Design Showcase at the Goodman Theatre. Selected images of his designs for The Whipping Man, The Tempest, Trifles, and Krapp’s Last Tape are published as illustrations for Scene Design and Stage Lighting 10th Edition by R. Craig Wolf and Dick Block.

As an assistant designer, he has worked on productions for New York City Center, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Goodspeed Musicals, and others.

Awards and honors received include: the Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase sponsored by OPERA America for production concepts for The Cradle Will Rock, the USITT Scene Design Award sponsored by Rose Brand, the A.J. Fletcher Opera Fellowship in Scene Design, and the USITT Young Designers Forum. Murdock is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 New York, Scenic Design Category.

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