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onald E. Lacy, Jr. is a S. F. S. U. alumnus, who holds a B. A. Degree in Theater Arts, (with a film minor). His acting credits include: "Jack", directed by Francis Ford Coppola, "Blood In, Blood Out", directed by Taylor Hackford; "L.A. Heat", "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" on ABC; "Wolf" on CBS; Hairy Ape"; "Good Person of Szechwan" at Berkeley Repertory Theater; and his critically acclaimed performance as Carlyle inStreamers. In 2006 he appeared in the Shelter at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles, under the direction of Valery Belyakovich of the Moscow Art Theater. He also appeared in Jitney, by August Wilson at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater. Mr. Lacy appeared as Bennie in Hotel Angulo, and Soul of A Whore by Denis Johnson both performed at the Intersection for the Arts. In 2006 Donald also premiered Color Struck, a one man show that examines with humor, institutionalized racism. Directorial credits include Montage of a Dream Deferred, Boseman & Lena,Streamers, The Dutchman, Homebase, and The Loudest Scream You'll Never Hear.
Mr. Lacy traveled on a 75-city tour with the Harlem Globetrotters as "The Voice." As a playwright, Mr. Lacy has had several of his plays produced, including The Loudest Scream You'll Never Hear, a critically acclaimed drama based on the Atlanta child murders; Homebase, a tragic comedy about crack-cocaine addiction; and Evolution of the Soul Brother, which toured nationally. He also premiered LoEshé at the 1998 Afro Solo Festival, about the life and untimely death of his 16-year-old daughter.
Donald Lacy is one of the funniest comedians in the country. He was the first runner-up in the "1993 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition". He tours regularly across the U. S. and around the world as a headliner, from Chicago, to Kaiserslautern in Germany. He has been seen on BET's "Comic View and on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam". He has 2 comedy CD’s “Uncensored”, & “Free Speech Costs Plenty” Mr. Lacy spent his Thanksgiving holiday in 2001 entertaining the troops abroad in a Far East tour that included; Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Singapore, & Diego Garcia. He returned on the same tour in 2004.