Joshua McLucas

Selected Theater Experience

(In reverse chronological order, most recent first)

our ouija board, the games we played, the shit we conjured, & the dead dude we hate-fucked photo
Photo Credit: Cass Meehan
World Premiere

our ouija board, the games we played, the shit we conjured, & the dead dude we hate-fucked (Rush)

By Haygen-Brice Walker

Directed By Elaina Di Monaco

On The Rocks, Asian Arts Initiative - Philadelphia, PA

...a glorious piece of theatrical fuckery.

Brad Rothbart, Broad Street Review
Pure Medea photo
Photo Credit: Ceilidh Madigan
World Premiere

Pure Medea (Jason/Dan)

By Josh McIlvain

Directed By Josh McIlvain

Automatic Arts, Christ Church Neighborhood House - Philadelphia, PA

McLucas...does crank up his Jason...we see some actual acting.

Toby Zinman, Philadelphia Inquirer
Wolfcrush: A Queer Werewolf Play photo
Photo Credit: Campbell O'Hare
World Premiere

Wolfcrush: A Queer Werewolf Play (Huck)

By Haygen-Brice Walker

Directed By Elaina Di Monaco

On The Rocks, Vox Populi - Philadelphia, PA

McLucas navigated characters with internalized systemic sexism, racism, and homophobia with humanity...portraying [a] specific and heart wrenching character arc.

Bonaly, Bonaly Reviews

McLucas...communicate[s] the duality of [his] character with practiced ease.

Cameron Kelsall, Broad Street Review
The Groom’s a Fag; The Bride’s a Cunt; The Best Man’s a Whore; and the Maiden of Honor (Just) Hung Herself in the Closet photo
Photo Credit: Jenna Kuerzi
World Premiere

The Groom’s a Fag; The Bride’s a Cunt; The Best Man’s a Whore; and the Maiden of Honor (Just) Hung Herself in the Closet (Fred)

By Haygen-Brice Walker

Directed By Elaina Di Monaco

On The Rocks, The Beard Cave - Phildelphia, PA

McLucas as the best man is a study in laughable libidinous machismo.

Deb Miller, DC Metro Theater Arts
The Art of Wasting Time photo
World Premiere

The Art of Wasting Time

By [redacted] Theater Company

Directed By Joshua McLucas

[redacted] Theater Company, The Rotunda - Philadelphia, PA

Richard III photo

Richard III (George/King Edward IV/Bishop of Ely)

By William Shakespeare

Directed By Josh Hitchens

The Mechanical Theater, Laurel Hill Cemetery - Philadelphia, PA

The five supporting actors...are thoroughly skilled in their facility with the Elizabethan language, and compelling in their understanding of the characters’ emotions and motivations

Deb Miller, Phindie
The House of Blue Leaves photo
Photo Credit: Gus Orr

The House of Blue Leaves (Ronnie Shaughnessy)

By John Guare

Directed By Susan Jami Paschkes

South Camden Theatre Company - Camden, NJ

McLucas gives a strong performance...[he] is clear and believable in the midst of the chaos.

Ruth K Brown, New Jersey Stage
Charlie Victor Romeo photo
Photo Credit: Gus Orr
Regional Premiere

Charlie Victor Romeo

By Daniels, Berger, and Gregory

Directed By Joe Paprzycki (w/ assistant Joshua McLucas)

South Camden Theatre Company - Camden, NJ

You are advised, before the show takes off, to secure your seat belt. DO it.

Lisa Panzer, Phindie
This Damned Body is Carved Out Of Meat photo
Photo Credit: Dave Garrett Sarrafian
World Premiere

This Damned Body is Carved Out Of Meat

By Evelyn Swift Shuker

Directed By Joshua McLucas (w/ co-directors Evelyn Swift Shuker and Madeline Charne)

[redacted] Theater Company, Maas Building - Philadelphia, PA

Mercury Fur photo
Photo Credit: Ashley Smith/Wide Eyed Studios
Philly Premiere

Mercury Fur (Elliot)

By Philip Ridley

Directed By Josh Hitchens

BrainSpunk Theater, The Papermill Theater - Philadelphia, PA

McLucas stands out in a role premiered by British actor Ben Whishaw, displaying some of that now-famous actor’s charm and depth.

Christopher Munden, Phindie
Mercury Fur photo
Photo Credit: Steve Weinik

Mercury Fur

By Philip Ridley

Directed By Joshua McLucas

Lang Performing Arts Center Frear Theater - Swarthmore, PA

Dublin By Lamplight photo
Photo Credit: Steve Weinik

Dublin By Lamplight (Willy & Others)

By Michael West

Directed By Alex Torra

Lang Performing Arts Center Frear Theater - Swarthmore, PA

Juniper Street: A Sleepover Play photo
World Premiere

Juniper Street: A Sleepover Play (Harry)

By Evelyn Swift Shuker

Directed By Evelyn Swift Shuker

[redacted] Theater Company, An Apartment in West Philly - Philadelphia, PA

Titus Andronicus photo
Photo Credit: Martin Froger-Silva

Titus Andronicus

By William Shakespeare

Directed By Joshua McLucas

Lang Performing Arts Center Pearson-Hall Theatre - Swarthmore, PA