Lisa is a lyricist and creator of musical theater, comedy, and all the best things really. Hailing from Chicago, she now lives on the tropical island of Manhattan. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the Second City Conservatory. She was selected for the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University and Goodspeed’s Johnny Mercer Writers’ Colony, and her work with composer Joanna Burns was featured in the 2017 BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase in NYC.
Lisa’s 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 Ryan Reynolds-centric musical HOSPITAL KIDS, written with composer Jake Chapman, won Best Book at Theatre Now New York's 2018 Sound Bites Festival at Signature Theater. She wrote the for-charity, feminist holiday song cycle B*TCH CAROLS with comedian Kate Villa. She was one of nine female lyricists to collaborate on A NEVER-ENDING LINE, which ran Off-Broadway at the Players Theatre and was performed in France and Mexico. Her songs have also been performed around NYC in places like The Duplex, the Metropolitan Room, Feinstein’s/54 Below, and showers.
Lisa has written satire and nonfiction for Reductress, The Belladonna, and HelloGiggles. Her sketch comedy shows have been performed at the Public House Theatre, the de Maat Theater, and Stage 773 (all: Chicago, IL). She has performed stand-up 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, and the Playground Theater.
Upcoming projects include the sci-fi musical comedy THE HORSE GIRLS! and the TYA musical THE COLOR OF THINGS (based on the book by Vivienne Shalom).