Lisa Mongillo

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Lisa is a writer of songs, comedy, drama, and so much more. She works across genres to tell stories that are dark, offbeat, queer, magical, electric, and all the best adjectives 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 Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University and JMF Writers’ Colony at Goodspeed, 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, and Sami Horneff, to name a few.

Lisa’s 90’s teen musical comedy THE HORSE GIRLS! (Lyrics/Book) was part of Out Of The Box Theatrics’ 2019 New Works Series and is in further development. Her musical horror satire THE RADIUM GIRLS: A JAW-DROPPING NEW MUSICAL (Lyrics/Book) won Audience Favorite at the Players Theatre's 2018 Boo! Festival and was an O’Neill NMTC Semi-Finalist. Her absurdist musical comedy 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. Her feminist holiday cabaret B*TCH CAROLS (Lyrics) was performed at Feinstein’s/54 Below. 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.

She’s written funny/odd pieces for popular sites like Reductress, The Belladonna, Points In Case, and HelloGiggles. She’s also written and co-written multiple music-infused comedy and dramedy pilot scripts. Her sketch shows have been performed at the Public House Theatre, the de Maat Theater, and Stage 773 (all: Chicago, IL). She’s performed stand-up and improv in venues throughout Chicago and NYC.