Lisa Kron

Adjunct Instructor

Lisa Kron has been writing and performing theater since coming to New York from Michigan in 1983.  Her plays include Fun Home, a musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel written with composer Jeanine Tesori, which will open on Broadway in April of 2015, premiered at Public Theater in 2013, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and received the Lortel, Drama Critics Circle, Obie and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical.  Other plays include The Ver**zon Play (2011 Humana Festival); In The Wake (Lilly Award, inclusion in Best Plays of 2010-2011 Yearbook); Well (Best Plays of 2003-2004 Yearbook, 2006 Tony nom. for Best Actress); and 2.5 Minute Ride (Obie, L.A. Drama-Logue and GLAAD Media Awards).  As an actor she began her career in the ANTA Repertory Company under the artistic direction of Michael Kahn, and then spent many glorious and formative years treading the boards in all of the finest low-rent downtown theaters and clubs.  Acting roles include Mrs. Mi-Tzu and Mrs. Yang in the Foundry Theater’s acclaimed production of Good Person of Szechuan (Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress), The Ancient in Spain at M.C.C.; and dance critic Walter Terry in Richard Move’s Martha @... The 1963 Interview at DTW, NYLA and the Singapore International Arts Festival.  Honors include Guggenheim, Sundance, Lark, and MacDowell fellowships, a Doris Duke Performing Artists Award, a Cal Arts/Alpert Award, a residency from the American New Voice Play Institute at Arena Stage, the Helen Merrill Award, and grants from the Creative Capital and NYFA.  Lisa is a proud founding member of the legendary OBIE and Bessie-Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers, whose plays continue to be performed by companies around the world and are regularly taught in Theater, Performance, and LGBT Studies programs.  She currently serves on the boards of the McDowell Colony and the Lilly Awards, and the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.