Padraic Lillis

HOW TO DO A ONE PERSON SHOW

A celebrated solo performer is invited to present a new work and while appearing to spontaneously create the show in the moment, she comes to the realization that the lesson isn’t how we create but why.

HOW TO SURVIVE CRACK ADDICTION

A solo show that is the reading of a self-help guide for addicts that want to keep using.

LIGHTS UP ON THE FADE OUT

Steven, a 40-year old filmmaker, achieves the romance and fantasy he has been searching for, only to discover, when forced to care for his father with dementia, that holding onto love in every moment is the challenge and where beauty resides.

THE LIVING ROOM SERIES: THREE SHORT PLAYS BY PADRAIC LILLIS

Three intimate three-character plays that were originally staged in a living room environment.

TWO THIRDS HOME

An exploration of the ways in which sharing secrets can both create and destroy intimacy.

Padraic Lillis was born and raised in Fairport, a suburb of Rochester, NY. He graduated SUNY New Paltz. Padraic has lived in Brooklyn, NY for over twenty years. His play How to Survive Crack Addiction is his first solo play and his first venture into acting since college. Padraic’s play Lights Up on the Fade Out was named one of the top ten plays of 2011 in L.A. Two Thirds Home is published by Dramatists Play Services, originally produced in New York by Broken Watch Theater Company. Pooter McGraw is Not Dead Party was commissioned and produced at Clark University in 2012. His play Lake Effect has been developed at Geva Theater’s Festival of New Works as well as part of Bristol Riverside Theatre’s America: Voices of today series. He was the Featured Guest Artist for NY MADNESS, where his play Heart Lake premiered. His ten-minute play; Ronnie’s Mask was produced in Chicago at the Steppenwolf Performance Garage. He is currently writing his first screenplay, based on the best selling novel STRANGERS ON A BRIDGE, for Palermo Productions.

Padraic is also a director and teacher.  He has been an adjunct professor with NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing for over ten years and teaches an independent play development workshop. Padraic was awarded the Dayton Hudson Distinguished Artist Fellowship to be in residency at Carlton College. He is a member of the Labyrinth Theater Company, a Drama League Director’s Fellow,  and a life long Yankee fan.