Photo by    Joe U

Photo by Joe U

Lisa is a writer of all things funny and musical.

 

More specifically, Lisa is a lyricist and writer of musical theater and comedy, and a contributor to sites like Reductress, The Belladonna, and HelloGiggles. She lives physically in Manhattan and mentally in a meadow full of singing animals. 

Lisa was selected for the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University and Goodspeed’s Johnny Mercer Writers’ Colony. She recently presented a night of her work with composer Luke Holloway at The Duplex. Her short musical Hospital Kids, written with composer Jake Chapman, was originally developed in the BMI Workshop and performed as part of Theatre Now New York's 2018 Sound Bites Festival at Signature Theater, where it won Best Book. Her musical dark comedy The Radium Girls, written with lyricist Sami Horneff and composer Amanda D’Archangelis, won Audience Favorite at the Players Theatre's 2018 Boo! Short Play & Musical Festival and is currently being developed into a full-length show. Her feminist holiday cabaret B*tch Carols, written with comedian Kate Villa, was produced as a charity album and performed at 54 Below. Her piece “The Watson’s Rumpus Room,” written with composer Joanna Burns, was featured in the 2017 BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater. She was one of nine female lyricists to collaborate on the song-cycle A Never-Ending Line, which had its debut at Broadway au Carré in Paris, and premiered in NYC at the Metropolitan Room before an Off-Broadway run at the Players Theatre.

Lisa has performed stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy in venues throughout Chicago and NYC, including Subculture, the Annoyance, the PIT, Stage 773, the Public House Theatre, the Second City's de Maat and Skybox stages, the Playground Theater, and a whole lot of bars, back rooms, and basements. She learned her crafts at the College of William & Mary, the Second City Conservatory, the Annoyance, and Upright Citizens Brigade.