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 bookwriter of some pretty cool musical theater and comedy shows, and a contributing writer to some pretty great sites like Reductress, The Belladonna, and HelloGiggles. She is exactly one half of the comedy/songwriting team Luke & Lisa (the other half is Luke Holloway). She lives physically in Manhattan and mentally in a meadow full of singing animals.

Lisa's show Hospital Kids, written with composer Jake Chapman, was originally developed in the BMI Workshop and recently performed as part of Theatre Now New York's 2018 Sound Bites Festival at Signature Theater, where it won Best Book. She co-wrote The Radium Girls: A Jaw-Dropping New Musical, which won Audience Favorite in the Players Theatre's Short Play & Musical Festival, with lyricist Sami Horneff and composer Amanda D'Archangelis. She co-wrote B*tch Carols, a feminist holiday cabaret performed at 54 Below, with comedian Kate Villa. She collaborated with composer Jaime Lozano 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. 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. 

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.