Lisa is a writer & lyricist & comedian based in Manhattan. She is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a contributing writer for Reductress and HelloGiggles

After college, Lisa spent three years writing for and performing in comedy shows at pretty much every black box theater and sticky bar stage in Chicago. Her two-woman sketch comedy show The Longest Con had a run at the Public House Theatre in 2014. Other favorites include 2015 Chicago Sketchfest show The Picket Line, 2014 Chicago Sketchfest show Frat Castle, and 2012 de Maat Theater show Immaculate Reception. When she ran out of jokes to tell midwestern people, she moved to New York City, where she performed comedy in a plethora of Brooklyn basements and fell down the delightfully deranged rabbit hole of musical theater songwriting.

In 2016 she co-wrote and produced the feminist holiday parody album B*tch Carols, which benefited women's charities. She recently collaborated with composer Jaime Lozano on his new song-cycle A Never-Ending Line, which premiered in Paris in March 2017 and will be performed in NYC (Off-Broadway) and Mexico this summer. Her and composer Joanna Burns' song "The Watson's Rumpus Room" was featured in the BMI Workshop Showcase in May 2017.  

Lisa learned her crafts at the College of William & Mary, the Second City Conservatory, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Sackett Street Writers Workshop. 

Email: lisa.mongillo@gmail.com