Artist Profiles

Lusia Strus

Lusia Strus (Irina Nikolaevna Arkadina) Steppenwolf Theatre Company: Good People (Jeff Nomination - Supporting Actor), Hysteria, Ironbound, Whispering City, Our Town and her original solo show It Ain’t No Fairy Tale, also performed in LA and NYC (LAWeekly Award-Outstanding Solo Performance). Broadway: Enron, Elling. Off Broadway: Rancho Viejo, The Retributionists (Playwrights Theatre), The Undeniable Sound of Right Now (Rattlestick Theatre) Chicago: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (also in NYC, San Francisco, The HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, throughout the US and abroad (NeoFuturist since 1993) and several productions at The Goodman, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and European Reparatory including SLAVS! and Go Away Go Away (Jeff Award - Lead Actress), both of which were directed by Yasen Peyankov with Luda Lupatina. Other credits include Henry IV (The Royal Shakespeare Company), Travesties, Are You There McPhee? (world premiere by John Guare) (McCarter Theatre), Confederacy of Dunces (Huntington Theatre-Boston). Film: Every Day Miracles, Buffaloed, Soul. Television: Good Behavior, Search Party, Claws, Modern Family, The Blacklist. Upcoming: The Descendant, Paint with Owen Wilson. “For my family in Ukraine” @lusiastrus