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LUCAS SKJARET is a Twin Cities-based theater director, costume designer, dramaturg, and teaching artist. Recent directing credits include: Three Days of Rain, Ghosts & Zombies: Stage Reading, Gray Duck (Market Garden Theatre) and Miracle on 34th Street (Jefferson Theatre Company). Lucas has also worked for hte past three years on T.E.A.S.E. with Little Life Boats, directing experts from Minnesota-based playwrights in a showcase directed event.
His recent costume design credits include: Pioneer Suite (Freshwater Theatre), I and You (Public Theater of MInnesota), Don't Dress for Dinner (Theatre in the Round), Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Minneapolis Musical Theatre), Macbeth (Public Theater of Minnnesota), Belmont Hotel (Collide Dance Theatrical), As You Like It (Public Theater of Minnesota), and True West (Teater Neuf, Norway). He also also done design work with Anoka Middle School for the Arts, Yellow Tree Theatre, and Six Elements, as well as others.
In Fall of 2014 Lucas was an artistic intern with The Playwrights' Center where he developed numeroous new works as well as with Freshwater Theater Company, The Unit Collective, and Walking Shadow Theatre Company. He as also assited in casting with The Playwrights' Center, The Public Theater of Minnesota, Park Square Theatre, The History Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata, and Redeye Theatre.
His recent assistant directing credits include: La Cage Aux Folles (dir. Joe Chvala, Bloomington Civic Theatre), Gabriel (dir. Amy Rummenie, Walking Shadow Theatre), Behind the Eye by Caron Kreitzer (dir. Leah Cooper), and Carousel (dir. Lisa Dove, Northern Light Opera Co.). Lucas has also assistant directed Snow Queen (dir. Doug Scholz-Carlson) at Park Square as well as River Road Boogie: The Augie Garcia Story at History Theatre under the direction of Raul Ramos.
Lucas recieved Best Student Design for his Makeup/Wig Designs for Urinetown at The University of North Dakota.
He recieved a double B.A. in Theatre Arts and Scandinavian Studies from the University of North Dakota. He studied dramatic literature, Ibsen, Nordic film, and Norwegian linguistics at the The International Summer School of Oslo as well as The University of Oslo, where he also did research at The Ibsen Centre. Lucas is currently the artistic administrator with The Public Theater of Minnestoa.