Padraic Lillis
BIO
Director:
I have worked on Broadway, National Tours, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, Regionally and as a guest artist at Universities. My primary focus has been to the development and direction of new plays. Including
Sweet Storm by Scott Hudson, The Dirty Talk by Michael Puzzo, and The Foul Stench of Death by Jonas Oppenheim. 
“Sweet Storm stays with you like the freshness following a summer cloudburst." NY Times

I have also developed and directed over twenty solo shows. Including the award winning A Line in the Sand by Adina Taubman, When Thoughts Attack by Kelly Kinsella, and Bully by Lee Kaplan.
"When Thoughts Attack! is hilarious, and more importantly, it's honest." - NYTheatre.com
"Solo theater almost always opens windows into lives, some that resonate strongly with our own and some that reveal paths and journeys hitherto unexplored or unimagined. All of that happens in this double bill. Separately or together, both Bully and How to Survive Crack Addiction deserve long lives." - NYTheatre.com


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Writer:
Two Thirds Home, published by Dramatists Play Services 
"This consistently challenging play speaks not just to the issue at hand but as well to the human need to look at drama as a means of understanding and contextualizing experiences." - Gay City News
Lake Effect, developed at Geva Theater as part of the Festival of New Works
Lights Up on the Fade Out, top ten plays of 2011 in L.A. Entertainment Today
Pooter McGraw is not Dead, commissioned by Clark University
"Rather than having to worry about some arbitrary plot, we instead get to know the characters as our own friends in a perfect example of the immersive quality of live theatre." - The Patriot
Ronnie's Mask, premiered at Steppenwolf Theater's Performance Garage in Chicago
How To Survive Crack Addiction, Solo play. Promotional video: https://vimeo.com/56695588
"How to Survive Crack Addiction is unsettling, often hilarious, and deeply tragic: amazing theater." - NYTheatre.com

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Teacher:
Adjunct faculty member at NYU Department of Dramatic Writing for over ten years.
Member of Labyrinth Theater Company Education Committee
Independently teach a series of play development workshops

email: padraic@padraiclillis.com

Awards:
2013 Indie Theater Now Person of the Year
NY IT Award for Outstanding Director
New York International Fringe Festival Award for Outstanding Excellence in Directing
Dayton Hudson Distinguished Artist Fellowship to be in residence at Carlton College
Drama League Directing Fellow


Other Affiliations:
Company Member of Labyrinth Theater Company www.labtheater.org

Friend, Fan and Advocate of Vampire Cowboys Theater Company www.vampirecowboys.com
Advisor to Labrats Theater Company http://thelabratsnyc.com
Lifelong Yankee fan  www.yankees.com





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