Candyce Lucien Rusk

Librettist Playwright Lyricist

Candyce Lucien Rusk’s plays and musicals have been staged throughout the US and Dublin, including productions and workshops at the Minneapolis Playwrights Center, Hyde Park Theatre, Ground Floor Theatre, The Vortex, Creede Repertory Theater, and the Provincetown Theater. Candyce has garnered best of fest awards for ROSETTA, DICE, A SHINING ATTRIBUTE and RIVERVIEW RITZ. LITTLE BABY TWO SHOES was adapted into a short film by filmmaker Paul Bright, and fringe plays i HUNGA and TWO TOUCANETS showcased by Glass Half Full Theatre's Puppetry of Objects and Ideas and at OUTsider Fest. Current projects include the original musical ROSETTA (creator, book and lyrics), based on the iconic guitarist and performer Rosetta Tharpe with composer Craig Toungate, and a contemporary new work TAYLOR, TEXAS set in a now burgeoning barbeque destination outside of Austin.

Candyce’s work is supported in part through multi-year funding through the Austin Cultural Division and ScriptWorks. A member of the Dramatists Guild, International Centre for Women Playwrights, Playwrights’ Center, HonorRoll! and ScriptWorks, Candyce lives in Austin, Texas.