Bringing Stories to Life

Posted on May 2, 2019May 2, 2019Categories Theatre, WritingTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Bringing Stories to Life

My subtitle for this website says it all “Writer, theatre artist, educator, and woman who wields words.” What does it mean to wield words? I have always loved words and languages. An avid reader since I could first put those mysterious symbols together to form word (at a very young age) I easily lost myself in stories. I found comfort in the worlds built inside my by words meticulously placed on the page by mysterious magicians (yes I thought of … Continue reading “Bringing Stories to Life”

Rediscovering the Power of Our Voices

Posted on January 13, 2018November 9, 2020Format GalleryCategories I Will Not Stay Silent, Life, Lisa's Soapbox, TheatreTags , ,   Leave a comment on Rediscovering the Power of Our Voices

  “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” (Rumi) Nathan, Sarah, and I were about to enter New Rep’s blackbox theater to see the one-woman show Unveiled, written and performed by Rohina Malik when Nathan’s attention was drawn to something on his phone. There was a ballistic missile attack warning sent to everyone in Hawaii this morning. It took 40 minutes … Continue reading “Rediscovering the Power of Our Voices”

Tales of a Theatre Director/Educator

Posted on November 12, 2015Format GalleryCategories Arts Education, Creative Work, Life, TheatreTags , , 4 Comments on Tales of a Theatre Director/Educator

I am sitting in my Introduction to Theatre classroom, showing the movie “Show Business: Road to Broadway.” The picture is a little warped, as I can’t use the regular video screen/projector, but instead I have it projecting on a swash of silky fabric that is intended to be a shadow screen for the play I am directing which opens next week. Part of my set lies hidden in the darkness behind the screen  . . . much of which still waits … Continue reading “Tales of a Theatre Director/Educator”

One of My Creative Caps

Posted on October 28, 2015Format GalleryCategories TheatreTags ,   Leave a comment on One of My Creative Caps

Hi everyone! In case you are interested in the project that has taken up much of my time lately (so writing isn’t really happening) here is an interview with me about Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) which I am directing for Worcester State University. I hope anyone within driving distance will come see this fun show.      

Learning Literary and Life Lessons #NESCBWI14

Posted on May 4, 2014May 4, 2014Format GalleryCategories Applied Theatre, Arts Education, Creative Work, Theatre, WritingTags , , , 10 Comments on Learning Literary and Life Lessons #NESCBWI14

“Because I wasn’t mad I saw something beautiful. I saw a color I had never seen before.” (Peter Reynolds) In his keynote address at the NESCBWI conference yesterday, Peter Reynolds–award-winning author and illustrator of North Star, The Dot,  and Ish–shared his philosophies on writing, life, art and the way he creates. The above quote comes from a story he told about his (then) young daughter pouring water over his entire paint set thereby creating a color he could not describe. That color, eventually, made … Continue reading “Learning Literary and Life Lessons #NESCBWI14”