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Lisa Kron

LISA KRON

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    ICM Partners  represented by Patrick Herold

Kron is a writer and performer whose work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. She wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Fun Home, with music by composer Jeanine Tesori, which premiered at the Public Theater (Lortel, Obie, Drama Critics Circle and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, Pulitzer finalist), and is running currently on Broadway (five Tony Awards including Best Book, Best Score, and Best Musical). Other plays include: The Ver**zon Play, In The Wake (Lilly Award, Best Plays of 2010-2011 Yearbook); Well (Best Plays of 2003-2004 Yearbook, 2006 Best Actress Tony nom.); and 2.5 Minute Ride (Obie, L.A. Drama-Logue, GLAAD Awards). Recent acting roles include Mrs. Mi-Tzu/Mrs. Yang in Foundry Theaters acclaimed production of Good Person of Szechuan (Lortel Award- Outstanding Featured Actress), and dance critic Walter Terry in Richard Moves Martha @... The 1963 Interview (DTW, NYLA, Singapore Int. Fest. of Arts). Honors include Guggenheim, Sundance and MacDowell fellowships, Doris Duke, Cal Arts/Alpert, and Helen Merrill Awards, grants from Creative Capital and NYFA, and residencies through the AVNPI at Arena Stage and Signature Theater. Lisa is a founding member of the OBIE- and Bessie-Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers, whose plays include Brave Smiles, The Secretaries, and Oedipus at Palm Springs. She teaches playwriting at NYUs Tisch School of the Arts and serves on the boards of the MacDowell Colony and the Lilly Awards.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        101 Most Humiliating Stories         25 Minute Ride         Around-the-Globe Chain Play         Brave Smiles. . . Another Lesbian Tragedy         Brides Of the Moon         Caution: Parents May Be Less Insane Than they Appear         Fun Home         In the Wake         Neon Mirage         Oedipus At Palm Springs         Secretaries, The         Veri**on Play, The         Voyage To Lesbos         Well



101 Most Humiliating Stories

Synopsis:
Lisa talks about all the humiliating things that have happened to her at High School, at the office and on the stage.

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1st Produced:
Perry Street Theatre, Off Broadway, NY     1994

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1st Published:
in "2.5 Minute Ride", TCG,    -

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Genre:
Play One act. - - Lesbian, one act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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25 Minute Ride

Synopsis:
To get closer to her Father Lisa takes him to see auschwitz where his parents died. She even goes on his favourite roller coaster.

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1st Produced:
Playhouse, La Jolla, Ca     1996

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1st Published:
in "2.5 Minute Ride", TCG,    -

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Genre:
Play One act. - - Lesbian, one act

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Around-the-Globe Chain Play

Synopsis:
Starting and ending in NYC, a play will be written as it travels around the world making 15 stops with playwrights from across the globe. Each playwright will contribute the next one to four pages of text, moving the plot forward from where the previous playwright left off. The reading will be followed by a World Theatre Day Reception where a number of NYC theatre luminaries will read the International Theatre Institute's World Theatre Day Message that will be written this year by South African playwright, designer, director, and installation-maker, Brett Bailey.

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The playwrights include Lisa Kron (USA, NYC), Aditi Kapil (USA, Minneapolis), Nicolas Billon (Canada), Luz Estrada (Colombia), Thomas Sainsbury (New Zealand), Nick Yu (China), Anuvab Pal (India), Oded Liphshiz (Israel), Lily Bevan (United Kingdom), Nina Mitrovic (Croatia), Phillip M Dikotla (South Africa), Amy Conroy (Ireland), Lana Nasser (The Netherlands), Sol Rodriguez Seoane (Argentina), and Chisa Hutchinson (USA, NYC).

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Genre:
staged reading

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Brave Smiles. . . Another Lesbian Tragedy

Brave Smiles. . . Another Lesbian Tragedy
In Brave Smiles. . .another Lesbian Tragedy, master satirists the Five Lesbian Brothers turn their merciless eyes on the history of lesbians in theater, film, and literature. From their dismal yet erotically charged beginnings at the orphanage under the grip of a sadistic headmistress, our five heroines cross continents and a century to face their absurdly tragic ends. along the way, they experience alcoholism, suicide, loneliness, pill popping, blacklisting, and a malignant brain tumor. Students of the lesbian art of misery will recognize gleeful skewerings of the Well of Loneliness, the Group, Maedchen in Uniform, and the Children's Hour in this rollicking, hilarious, and smart multicharacter classic.

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a Five Lesbian Brothers play written by Maureen Angelos, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey And Lisa Kron

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Genre:
Comedy Drama. - - Lesbian, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  5            Other:  doubling

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Brides Of the Moon

Synopsis:
In this sci-fi sex comedy from razor-sharp satirists the Five Lesbian Brothers, a group of female astronauts in the year find themselves adrift in space when a discarded Winnebago crashes into the ship's hull. When their programmed sexual urges are accidentally triggered, the ship becomes a Sapphic love boat. To make matters worse, the only person who can save them is a dotty housewife back on earth with an unexpected past. a bawdy, distopic comedy that surprises with poignant portraits of lost souls reaching for connection.

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a Five Lesbian Brothers play written by Maureen Angelos, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey And Lisa Kron

1st Produced:
New York Theatre Workshop, Off Broadway, NY     1997

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Genre:
Comedy. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  5            Other:  doubling

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Caution: Parents May Be Less Insane Than they Appear

Synopsis:
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Originally performed under the overall title "Obstruction Plays" with five other plays.

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Organisations:
Slant Theater Project

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Genre:
One act

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Fun Home

Fun Home
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Notes:
music by Jeanine Tesori; book And lyrics by Lisa Kron - based on the Alison Bechdel book

1st Produced:
Theatre Lab At Sundance Resort     01 Jul 2012

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Genre:
musical 90 min

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Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  2 boys 1 girls

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In the Wake

Synopsis:
It's Thanksgiving of 2000 and the presidential election still has not been decided. ellen insists that her friends and family don't understand how bad the situation really is. But no one - not her loving partner, Danny, nor the passionate amy, nor the brutally pragmatic and world-weary Judy - can make ellen see the blind spot at the center of her own politics and emotional life. a funny, passionate, and ultimately searing new play that illuminates assumptions that lie at the heart of the American character - and the blind spots that mask us from ourselves.

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1st Produced:
Public theater
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003     01 Nov 2010

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0822225164

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Genre:
comedy Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Neon Mirage

Synopsis:
38 million people visit Las Vegas every year for the glitz, the tits and the gold. But what's it like to live and work in America's Disneyland for grown-ups? Could you tell what's real and what's just a mirage?

Notes:
written by Liz Duffy Adams, Dan Dietz, Julie Jenson, Lisa Kron, Tracey Scott Wilson And Chay Yew, Music And Lyrics by Rick Hip Flores. Venue 5: Henry Street Settlement - Harry de Jur Playhouse

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Organisations:
the 2006 apprentice Company from Actors Theatre of Louisville

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
Comedy Musical Musical

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Oedipus At Palm Springs

Oedipus At Palm Springs
Irreverent theater group the Five Lesbian Brothers get their greasy prints on a classic. Oedipus at Palm Springs follows the dark adventure of two couples on a retreat to the desert resort town. While new parents Fran and Con try desperately to jump-start their sex life, May-December love bunnies Prin and Terri can't keep their hands off each other. What begins as a hilarious, boozey weekend takes a horrific turn after a secret is revealed. Two parts comedy with a shot of tragedy shaken over ice, Oedipus at Palm Springs is a brave examination of the messy guts of relationships.

Notes:
a Five Lesbian Brothers play written by Maureen Angelos, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey And Lisa Kron

1st Produced:
New York Theatre Workshop
79 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003     01 Jul 2005

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Genre:
Comedic tragedy. - - Lesbian, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Secretaries, The

Secretaries, The
If Russ Mayer and John Carpenter were characters on the L Word, had a baby and moved to Stepford, perhaps that child would dream up this play. Luckily, such a fantastic turn of events is unnecessary, as the Five Lesbian Brothers have already undertaken this feat in writing the Secretaries. the play bridges the gaps between hilarious and horrifying as the slim-fast slurping secretaries at Coony Lumber Mill in Big Bone, Oregon, induct Patty, the new girl, into their ritualistic world of female empowerment. they count their calories, workout till it hurts, and dress to impress. they wear their hair big and their heels high. they work together and play together and once a month they slaughter a lumberjack together
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Notes:
a Five Lesbian Brothers play written by Maureen Angelos, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey And Lisa Kron

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Genre:
1h 10m Comedy Spoken Word/Poetry Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  5            Other:  doubling

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Veri**on Play, The

Veri**on Play, The
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1st Produced:
Humana Festival Of New American Plays At Actors Theatre Of Louisville     2012

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1st Published:
in Humana Festival 2012: the Complete Plays, Actors Theatre of Louisville   978-1623840006

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Genre:
short play

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Voyage To Lesbos

Synopsis:
the maiden effort from legendary theater troupe the Five Lesbian Brothers, Voyage to Lesbos takes a darkly humorous look at the warping effects of internalized homophobia and phallo-centrism on the lesbian psyche. the action takes place in Lesbos, Illinois, in a vaguely defined pre-Stonewall, post-Freudian period of American culture. the occasion is Bonnie's wedding day. Five inextricably intertwined women ostensibly prepare for the happy event, while their every action serves to sabotage it. Highlights include several rousing musical numbers and a jerk-off session between the cousins, Bonnie and Connie, involving banal heterosexual fantasy and a vacuum cleaner. ever treading on thin ice, Voyage to Lesbos laughs so that it does not cry.

Notes:
a Five Lesbian Brothers play written by Maureen Angelos, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey And Lisa Kron

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Lesbian, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  5            Other:  doubling

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Well

Synopsis:
Well opens with Lisa Kron's mother sitting on a La-Z-Boy recliner in the middle of the stage. as the play goes on to deal with Kron's personal experience of healing, a comedic coup d'etat breaks out. the actors critique the script, her memories conflict with her flashbacks, her mother interrupts with her own opinions, and Kron finds herself in danger of losing control

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1st Produced:
Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Hall, Off Broadway, NY     2004

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1st Published:
Theatre Communications Group, 2005   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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