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About Lisa

I have an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. My story “Leota Fogg” was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Glimmer Train Fiction Open and placed in the Semi-Finals of the 2017 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest. Other stories have been published in Litro, D Magazine, Red Fez, Deep South Magazine and Flash Fiction Magazine. I received an Honorable Mention from PEN Women for a short story and I’ve held a Writer’s Residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

In December of 2014, I placed in the Top Three of the 1-Minute Monologue Contest at Clay Banks Studio in LA. "Everything But Love," a screenplay I co-wrote with Joseph Dial, just placed in the Quarter-Finals of the Screencraft Comedy Competition in 2015. It also placed in the Semi-Finals in the 2014 Screenplay Festival in Los Angeles and was an Official Selection in the Beverly Hills Film Festival, 2014.

In April 2014, I was selected to perform at the Wyly Theater as a part of Oral Fixation, a story telling show akin to The Moth.

In 2012, "His Name is Bob," a film I co-directed/produced, debuted on The Documentary Channel. See www.hisnameisbob.com for DVDs plus you can see it on Amazon Prime, Google Play, You Tube Movie Rentals and SnagFilms.

It premiered at the USA Film Festival, Angelika Theater, April 30, 2010, in Dallas. Other fests: Hoboken International Film Fest. Vistas Film Fest at the Angelika in Dallas. Red Rock Film Fest in Utah. Fall Indie Fest, Grand Prairie, Texas. Mammoth Film Festival, Mammoth Lake, California. 2011 Houston International Film Fest - Platinum award for Best Short Doc. USA 41st Film Festival - Finalist for an Academy-qualified short program.

In 2003. I co-wrote/directed a piece for Melanie Hutsell, an SNL veteran, and it was performed at the LA comedy venue "Sit 'N Spin" started by Jill Soloway ("Six Feet Under"). My work shared the stage with Sarah Silverman and Scott Buck ("Dexter") that night.

In 1995, I had a play workshopped at the Tamarind Theater in Hollywood.

Founding member of Playwrights Project, 1990-97. Non-profit dedicated to new voices in the theater in the Southwest. Board members included Harvey Schmidt ("The Fantastiks") and Randy Perry (Undermain Theatre).

I am a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Loglines

  • Everything But Love

    Everything But Love Comedy Two Madison Avenue ad creatives with crippling OCD try to hide their pathology from each as they claw their way to the top, ultimately finding the courage to open their hearts to each other and true love.

  • Scrapbook Boyfriends

    Scrapbook Boyfriends Comedy Drama Ellie McAlister, former prom queen, meets Donny, a black, gay attendant in the Honey Grove Retirement Village in small town Texas. When she finds out she has three months to live, they escape to New York to pursue their dreams, where their lives are forever changed.

Credits

  • His Name is Bob

    His Name is Bob (2010)
    Documentary by 3 Frogs Productions (Documentary) Co-Director/Producer The most famously quirky man to wander East Dallas, Bob is a spiritual savant who survives his own personal holocaust. Available on Amazon Prime.

Awards

  • "Leota Fogg" was a Semi-Finalist in the 2016 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest
    (2017)

  • "Leota Fogg" was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Glimmer Train Fiction Open
    (2017)

  • "Everything But Love" Screenplay, Official Selection in Beverly Hills Film Festival
    (2014)

  • "Scrapbook Boyfriends", Top 3 in 1-Minute Monologue Contest, Clay Banks Studio, Los Angeles
    (2014)

  • "Everything But Love" Screenplay, Semi-Finalist, Comedy, in the 2014 Screenplay Festival in Los Angeles
    (2014)

  • "His Name is Bob" Remi Winner, Annual WorldFest Houston International Film Festival
    (2011)

  • "His Name is Bob" Finalist in Mammoth Film Festival, California
    (2010)

  • "His Name is Bob" Official Selection, Hoboken International Film Festival
    (2010)

  • "His Name is Bob" Official Selection, 40th USA Film Festival
    (2010)

  • "His Name is Bob" Red Rock Film Festival Market Place Documentary
    (2010)

Education

  • Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
    (1978-1982)

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