Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron has been writing and performing theater since coming to New York from Michigan in 1984. Her play, Well opened to critical acclaim on Broadway at the Longacre Theater in March of 2006 and received two Tony nominations. It previously premiered at the Public Theater in Spring 2004 and was listed among the year's best plays by the New York Times, the Associated Press, the Newark Star Ledger, Backstage and the Advocate, followed by an acclaimed run at A.C.T. in San Francisco in 2005. It is included in the anthology, "Best Plays of 2004-2005." Her play 2.5 Minute Ride premiered at La Jolla Playhouse in 1996 and then in New York at the Public Theater in 1999. It has also been presented by theaters including the London Barbican, Japan's Rinkogun company, Baltimore Center Stage, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, American Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, and Trinity Repertory Company/Perishable Theater. 2.5 Minute Ride received an OBIE Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations, an L.A. Drama-Logue Award, and the GLAAD Media Award for best play on or Off Broadway and was named the best autobiographical show of 1999 by New York Press. Kron's other plays include 101 Humiliating Stories (Drama Desk nomination), Charity and Montecore, two short plays included in the anthology Neon Mirage and presented at the 2006 Humana Festival and the New York Fringe, 43/13 -produced by Dad's Garage, Theatre in Atlanta, and Martha, which she co-wrote with and for choreographer/performer Richard Move. Kron is also a founding member of the OBIE and Bessie Award-winning theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers, whose plays, Oedipus at Palm SpringsBrave SmilesBrides of the Moon and The Secretaries have all been produced by their theatrical home, New York Theater Workshop, and have been performed widely throughout the country both by the Brothers and by other companies. Lisa is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Cal Arts/Alpert Award, an NEA/TCG playwriting fellowship and grants from the Creative Capital Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. She teaches playwriting at Yale Drama School. 

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