Lucy River

Board President, and Instructor

Lucy grew up in Ireland. She got her first professional short film role when she was eleven years old and appeared on national television (RTE) regularly, as a teen presenter, and in various ads. She studied theater and performed extensively on stage as a child, teen, and younger adult. Lucy has a Diploma in Speech and Drama Studies from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin, and was admitted into the Bachelor in Acting program at the Samuel Beckett Center at Trinity College Dublin. During her first year there she played Majella in Pure Mule, a TV series set in the middle of Ireland.

She is heavily influenced by the work of voice teacher, Roy Hart, and his student, Kevin Crawford, with whom she studied in the South of France and after which time she wrote her thesis on Hart, Carl Jung, and the connection between acting, voice, breath, and spirituality. Lucy has taught acting classes and directed productions at Limerick Youth Theater, Tipperary North Youth Theater, Listowel Youth Theater, and guest-taught for several adult drama groups around Ireland. She left TCD and emigrated to the U.S. in the mid 2000’s and has since performed in outdoor summer Shakespeare, a History Channel documentary, several shorts, some commercials, and she also taught a series of acting for television workshops before taking a break to raise a child. For Lucy, discovering Santa Fe Improv and long-form comedy improv felt like finding a long-lost twin she never knew existed. Weird. Familiar. Family.

Lucy is the former Program Director of Leadership Santa Fe, an attorney, and President of the Board of the First Judicial District Bar Association.