Lisa is a recipient of the NEA/TCG Playwrights Residency Award and winner of the BBC International Playwriting Competition.
Her plays include Celestial Bodies, Wal-martyrs, Same Egg, Manny and Chicken, Rock Ends Ahead, The Bones of Danny Winston, Leaner than Light, and Twenty-One Positions (with Naomi Wallace and Abed Fattah AbuSrour). She is currently working on Harmonicus Mundi, the second piece in the Celestial Bodies Trilogy and In the Wake of the Graybow Riots, the first play in her Slow Theatre Project, an international series of folk plays in response to the current global economic struggles and are intended for intimate venues with local food, music and conversation.
She has received commissions from the Guthrie Theatre, the BBC, Upstart Crow Project, the International Writing Program, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Sloan Foundation and fellowships from the NEA, CEC International, the Iowa Arts Council, among others. She is recipient of the NEA/TCG Playwrights Residency Award and winner of the BBC International Playwriting Competition.
Her work has been published in American Theatre Magazine, Performing Arts Journal, Theater Magazine, Best Monologues for Women by Women II, Out of Silence, and The American Theatre Reader, the best writing of the last 25 years of American Theatre Magazine. She is a member of Theatre Without Borders, TCG, NoPassport, and the Dramatists Guild. She teaches playwriting and serves as Playwriting Program Coordinator at Columbia College Chicago.