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, and her work with composer Joanna Burns was featured in the 2017 BMI Workshop Showcase in NYC.
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 Ryan Reynolds-centric musical HOSPITAL KIDS (Lyrics/Book) won Best Book at Theatre Now New York's 2018 Sound Bites Festival at Signature Theater. Her for-charity, feminist holiday project B*TCH CAROLS (Lyrics) was released as an album and performed as a cabaret. She collaborated on the song cycle A NEVER-ENDING LINE (Lyrics), which ran Off-Broadway at the Players Theatre and was performed in France and Mexico. Her songs have also been sung around NYC in places like The Duplex, the Metropolitan Room, Feinstein’s/54 Below, and showers.
Lisa has written humor and nonfiction for 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, 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 supernatural musical comedy THE HORSE GIRLS! and the TYA musical THE COLOR OF THINGS (based on the book by Vivienne Shalom).