Lucy Murphy

Class of 2023


Lucy Murphy (she/her) is an emerging director of theatre and film, originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu is where she first fell in love with directing and theatre-making, directing her first production as an independent study at Punahou School and spending a gap year writing, producing, acting & directing a short play at ARTS at Marks Garage. While in college, Lucy has continued to be involved in Honolulu theatre, working with Diamond Head Theatre (DHT) to create a drive-in concert series during the theatre’s closure due to COVID, as well as working as the acting instructor for DHT’s 2020 Musical Theatre Experience Summer Program. 

Lucy currently attends Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama as a fourth-year in the John Wells Undergraduate Directing Program. During her time at CMU, Lucy has been very involved with the School of Drama’s Playground Festival- a yearly festival of independent student work- participating in the festival yearly as well as serving as the Festival Producer in her senior year. Virtual learning gave Lucy an opportunity to explore her interest in film direction, furthering her learning by taking courses on film analysis and production in CMU’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as through an independent study in screenwriting and film direction.

Lucy is committed to creating theatre and film that shifts perspectives and draws attention to the systems of power that surround us with a focus on centering narratives of historically underrepresented groups. Lucy is particularly interested in creating theatrical and filmic works within the genre of sci-fi due to her belief in its distinct ability to hold up a mirror to our world whilst engulfing the audience in a new one.