Instructor, Acting Problems/Comedy/Beginning Management
Lisa has been fortunate to spend her years working alongside some of the best Regional Theatre directors, actors, and educators in the nation. She has been actively involved in the DFW Theatre Community for over twenty five years. After graduating with an extended major in theatre, she served as directing intern at Theatre Three under Jac Alder and Larry O'Dwyer. Lisa was part of a small group of theatre artists that worked through the 1990s and early 2000s to re-establish the fractured theatre community in the Dallas area. For many years, she was Artistic Director of small, but highly revered theatres, a freelance director and choreographer, receiving numerous Directing Awards.
Lisa began teaching in 2000, and has been an integral component of the Tony Award winning and National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award winning Dallas Theatre Center's Education Department ever since. In 2006, she received the Bayard H. Friedman Award for Theatre Education.
Within Dallas ISD, Lilsa is a Distinguished Teacher and A Master Mentor Teacher. She has spent her teaching career working to break down foundational acting methodologies into diagestible pieces for beginning actors, emerging artists, and budding collegiates and professionals. "I want to ignite a fire for theatre in my students that will burn brightly throughout their lives; whether they pursue a career in the arts or become life-long patrons..."