LUCAS SKJARET is a Twin Cities-based director, costume designer, and teaching artist. The co-founder and artistic director of Market Garden Theatre, he has directed every major production since its inception, including the regional premiere of Martín Zimmerman’s On The Exhale with Jane Froiland as part of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Other directing credits with MGT include the world premiere of Keith Hovis’ Public Exposure, My Barking Dog by Eric Coble, the new play Another Revolution by Jacqueline Bircher, Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg, and the reading of Gustav Tegby’s Ghosts and Zombies as part of The Phoenix Theatre’s Flight of Frights Festival. As a freelance director, he has directed consistently with Little Life Boat’s T.E.A.S.E Festival and the One Minute Play Festival. He has also directed with Boxed Wine Theatre and many short play festivals. Lucas has assisted directed with companies like Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, Artistry, The Children’s Theatre Company, Jefferson Theatre Company, and on Walking Shadow Theatre’s Ivey Award Winning production of Gabriel. Lucas received his double BA in Theatre Arts and Scandinavian Studies from the University of North Dakota and studied abroad in Norway, twice, as well as did research at the Ibsen Centre. During his senior year, Lucas was a director for the 10 Minute New Play Festival with KC/ACTF at The University of Lincoln - Nebraska. He is a member of the Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of North America and an associate of The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.