Photo by    Joe U

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A girl from Illinois who landed in New York City a few years back, Lisa is a lyricist and writer of musical theater, comedy, and more. She is an alum of the College of William & Mary and the Second City Conservatory.

Lisa was selected for the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University and Goodspeed’s Johnny Mercer Writers’ Colony. Her work with composer Joanna Burns was featured in the 2017 BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase at the Deane Little Theatre. 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 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* CAROLS with comedian Kate Villa. She was one of nine female lyricists to collaborate on A NEVER-ENDING LINE, which had its debut at Broadway au Carré in Paris and ran Off-Broadway at the Players Theatre. Her songs have also been performed in places like The Duplex, the Metropolitan Room, Feinstein’s/54 Below, and showers. 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).

Lisa has written satire and essays 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. 

Lisa is a mythical creature and can travel through time.