Lisa holds a PhD in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of
Colorado, Boulder, with an additional emphasis in Women and Gender Studies.
She earned an MA in Playwriting with the Boston Playwrights' Theatre at
Boston University, and a BA in Drama Performance from San Francisco State
Her research interests include early 20th century American theatre, feminist
pedagogy, and intersections of contemporary theatre with myth. She has
worked as a dramaturg for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Boulder
Ensemble Theatre Company.
Her recent publications include an article entitled "'She watches us
watching her': The Theatre of Maternity and the Performance of Maternal
Failure in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night" in "Essays and
Scripts on How Mothers are Portrayed in the Theater: A Neglected Frontier of
Feminist Scholarship." Her book was published in Fall 2010 with Mellen Press, entitled "Staging 'The Place': Safety, Confrontation and Ambivalence in Six Depictions
of Reproductive Women on the American Stage, 1997-2007."