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Meet Lucy Drew

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lucy Drew.

Lucy, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
From the time I can remember I was a barbarian child with quite a bit of gusto. I talked constantly. I even had a microphone upstairs that I would play school on. Well, “yell,” school on. I was always the teacher in the scenario. Typically, I would become anywhere from an Arnold Schwarzenegger version of a teacher, to a Timon from the Lion King impersonation of a teacher, but I was always yelling for an amount of time that I am still apologizing to my elder brother for. By the time I was six, my Mom put me in an acting class at the Civic Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana, and I played the movie star, Ginger from Gilligan’s Island. I wore my first communion gown, a red lip, hot glue gunned rhinestones to a large pair of sunglasses and topped it off with a feather boa. Wow! What a sass filled time to be alive. I never stopped acting and performing from that point on.

I have been performing now for 21 years, which is crazy to sit back and think about. Blows my mind a bit. I performed in high school and then attended art school (BFA in Performing Arts) in college at Savannah College of Art and Design. In college, I was introduced to improv and could not believe that this, “was a thing.” I loved it so much, during the summers of college I lived in Chicago and studied at the Second City Chicago and iO Chicago. Right after college I moved to Los Angeles, studied at UCB and now currently in the Advanced Writing Track at The Groundlings. I am always creating and producing my own content. Usually, you’ll find me in a wig being wild somewhere. I love entertaining people. It is my favorite pastime.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
If you haven’t struggled a bit, I think you might be doing it wrong, or you’re not there yet so hold on. I’ve always struggled with school. I didn’t like regimented learning. Just when I thought I was done with it, I’ve come to realize regimented learning never ends. We are constantly learning things we didn’t sign up for, by people we didn’t sign up for, at times we didn’t sign up for. Knowing that these unsolicited lessons never stop, I’ve turned my contempt into consent. It is in welcoming lessons, no matter how painful, that I have learned to love them. I am boundlessly thankful for the woman I am today and I owe it to the lessons I never thought I wanted to learn.

Tell us more about your work.
I am constantly generating content. I write it, produce it, perform it, and repeat. You can catch some of my characters on my website, currently on stage at The Groundlings in their Advanced Writer’s Program, or walking around town with my friends.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
They call me luckkkaaay Luccyyyy! … Just kidding. No, but in all seriousness, whenever I catch myself mulling over the things I do not yet have that I want, I start calmly listing my blessings. These are the things that I do have. “Count your blessings,” is the tale as old as time, but once you start it becomes quickly evident how lucky you really are.

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Rory Lewis, Valerie Fox, Jordan Braun, Owen DeValk

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