Lisa Mongillo

Lisa is a writer.

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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 JMF Writers’ Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, and her work was featured in the 2017 BMI Workshop Showcase in NYC. She collaborates regularly with truly amazing composers and writers like Amanda D’Archangelis, Joanna Burns, Sami Horneff, and many more.

Lisa’s musical dark comedy THE RADIUM GIRLS (Lyrics/Book) won Audience Favorite at the Players Theatre's 2018 Boo! Short Play Festival and was an O’Neill NMTC Semi-Finalist. Her absurd Ryan Reynolds-centric musical HOSPITAL KIDS (Lyrics/Book) was a finalist for the 2019 City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting and won Best Book at the 2018 SoundBites Festival at Signature Theater. Her for-charity, feminist holiday cabaret B*TCH CAROLS (Lyrics) was performed at Feinstein’s/54 Below and feature on Sorry About Last Night’s hit podcast. She collaborated on the song cycle A NEVER-ENDING LINE (Lyrics), which ran Off-Broadway at the Players Theatre and has been performed in France and Mexico. Her songs have also been sung around NYC in places like The Duplex, the Metropolitan Room, the PIT, and showers.

Lisa has written humor pieces for popular sites like Reductress, The Belladonna, Points In Case, 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.

Upcoming projects include (but are definitely not limited to) the musical comedy THE HORSE GIRLS! (Out Of The Box Theatrics’ 2019 New Werks Series) and the TYA musical THE COLOR OF THINGS (based on the book by Vivienne Shalom).