Craig Lucas is a playwright, screenwriter and director of both theater and film. His plays include Prayer for My Enemy, Small Tragedy, Three Postcards, Missing Persons, Prelude to a Kiss, God’s Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, The Singing Forest, and Ode To Joy, among others. He wrote the book for the musicals The Light in the Piazza, Two Boys, Orpheus in Love, and Amélie. Lucas's screenplays include Longtime Companion, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, and The Dying Gaul. He has directed the plays The Light in the Piazza, This Thing of Darkness (coauthored with David Schulner), Saved Or Destroyed, Play Yourself, Ode to Joy; and the films The Dying Gaul and Birds of America. Lucas has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist, won three Obie awards, and received three Tony nominations. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.