Stage Plays and Films

Over twenty of Luczak’s stage plays have been workshopped or produced in three countries.

Ghosted, his debut directorial feature, is in post production. His short films include Some Women and Hippos & Giraffes, which he wrote and produced (Tim Chamberlain directed). His first direct-to-DVD project was the hugely successful Manny ASL: Stories in American Sign Language, featuring the renowned ASL storyteller Manny Hernandez. The DVD of his first full-length documentary Guy Wonder: Stories & Artwork came out in December 2003. His second DVD documentary was called Nathie: No Hand-Me-Downs, focusing on Nathie Marbury, a fabulous storyteller and legend from Austin, TX, which came out in May 2005. He has appeared as an actor on the TV program Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Episode: “Silencer“). He posts videos occasionally on his YouTube page.

  • The Rake
  • Six Women in Search of a Perfect Play
  • Daffodils
  • This
  • Among Fathers
    • workshopped at the Other Voices Program at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles
  • Doogle
  • Pumpkin & Peaches
  • Whispers of a Savage Sort
    • workshopped at the New American Deaf Play Creators Festival
  • Snooty (Los Angeles • Chicago)
    • workshopped at the National Deaf Theater Conference
  • A Pair of Hands: Deaf Gay Monologues (New York City, 2002)
    • Hippos & Giraffes
    • Interpretations

Illuminations Arts produced his full-length play Love in My Veins in Houston in December 2003; Nicu’s Spoon, based in New York, went on to mount a staged reading of the play in November 2005. He directed his stage adaptation of Beauty & The Beast, which was a sell-out hit at the California School for the Deaf – Fremont in March 2004. He also taught playwriting at the National Theater of the Deaf as part of their Actors’ Academy in August 2004 and Shape as part of their National Deaf Theater Academy in August 2005. His 13th play In Love and Lust We Trust was performed at Jacksons Lane Theater in London later that same month. His next two one-acts, Unconditional Murder and Unhappily Ever After, were performed as Un: 2 Short Plays about Love in February 2009. Deaf Blender Theatre has produced his play, That Chair was My Wife, in the Minnesota Fringe Festival ’09. Gallaudet University Press brought out a collection of his full-length plays Whispers of a Savage Sort and Other Plays about the Deaf American Experience in September 2009. Bridge Productions presented staged readings of his next two plays Jackhammer and The Darkest Room in the House in March 2010. His 19th play Pete Linden, Etc., was given a staged reading at the National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID) in September 2010. His play I Never Slept with Helen Keller was given staged readings by the New York Deaf Theatre in March 2016; it was given another staged reading at Playwrights Horizons in December 2016. He workshopped his 25th play Agency at NTID in March 2018.

  • Ghosted
  • Some Women
  • Hippos & Giraffes
  • Manny ASL: Stories in American Sign Language
  • Guy Wonder: Stories & Artwork
  • Nathie: No Hand-Me-Downs
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