About the Woman Behind the Words
Allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Lisa and I am a Renaissance Woman!
What exactly does that mean, you ask? Well, it means that I can’t really define myself by what I do for a living, or what niche I fill. I have many abilities, many lives, and many pursuits. I write, I direct (plays), I teach, I organize, I collaborate, I advocate, a adjudicate, I present, I inspire.
“Ah,” you ask, “But how do you make a living?”
Mostly, I teach as adjunct faculty at various colleges and universities, but even there I cannot be pigeon-holed. I have taught in a variety of programs: theatre (I hold an MFA in directing and a Ph.D in Theatre for Youth), writing (composition and research classes), education, honors, and first year studies.
While that is how I make the majority of my “living” I also make (a little) money on the side by teaching, writing, presenting, leading workshops, etc.
But really, I don’t think how I make a living defines me . . . except that it is all related to being creative and believing in the power of creativity and the arts to make this world a better place. Or maybe it is all related to me being a dreamer . . .
I have many dreams.
In these pages, you’ll find my passions, my hopes, my inspirations, my dreams. You will find links to books I’ve written or plan to write; to shows I’ve directed; to projects I’ve created; to companies I own (heArtful Collaberative); to books I’ve read that inspire me; to friends that I support.
You will also find stories about my life and the people I love. You’ll find the words and art of others, and some of my own. You will find poetry and prose, successes and failures
If you dig deeply enough, you will learn what I am passionate about, and hear my occasional soap box rants. You will see me fight for justice and a world guided by passion and compassion rather than greed. You will discover my strengths and my fears.
I am a writer, an educator, a theatre artist, an activist, I wife, a mother, a friend, an artist, a traveler and a complex human being.
Here is an interview about P.O.W.ER that I did in 2017 . . . my first ever television interview:
In other words, I am a Renaissance Woman.
Welcome to my world of words and other things. I look forward to learning more about you as well, so please visit and comment as often as you would like. I promise to respond.
If you have any questions, ideas or simply want to say hi, feel free to send me a note. You can use the form, or one of the alternative methods below. I will get back to you as quickly as I am able (which is usually pretty quickly!). I look forward to hearing from you!