Discipline: Theater, playwright

Lisa Kron

Discipline: Theater, playwright
Region: Brooklyn
MacDowell fellowships: 1995, 2014
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Lisa Kron is a member of the board of directors of the MacDowell Colony as well as an actress and playwright. Kron's work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Plays include Fun Home, a musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel written with composer Jeanine Tesori, which premiered at Public Theater this Fall, The Ver**zon Play (2011 Humana Festival; In The Wake (Lilly Award, anthologized in “Best Plays of 2010-2011”; Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist; Lortel and GLAAD best play nominations); Well (anthologized in “Best Plays of 2003-2004”, Outer Critics Circle best play nomination, produced on Broadway in 2006 earning two Tony Award nominations); 2.5 Minute Ride (Obie, L.A. Drama-Logue and GLAAD Media Awards); 101 Humiliating Stories (Drama Desk nomination). As an actor she has most recently been seen in the Foundry Theater’s production of Good Person of Szechuan starring Taylor Mac, and as dance critic Walter Terry in in Richard Move’s Martha @... The 1963 Interview. She has received playwriting fellowships from the Lortel and Guggenheim Foundations, Sundance Theater Lab, the Lark Play Development Center, the American Voices New Play Institute, and the MacDowell Colony (in residence in the summer of 1995), as well as the Cal Arts/Alpert Award, a Helen Merrill Award, and grants from the Creative Capital Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. Lisa is a founding member of the OBIE and Bessie-Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers. She also serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Studios

Garland (formerly Baetz)

Lisa Kron worked in the Garland (formerly Baetz) studio.

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