Lisa is under commission to the National Theatre Connections with a play, Cable Street (2021-22) which she is also writing as a feature film.
Lisa has an MA in Creative Fiction and Life Writing from Goldsmiths (EU/UK scholarship). She recently got an Arts Council DYCP Award to complete her debut children's novel 'Ellie Flint and the Fracking Giant' and to write a new environmental play 'Wildland' (National Studio).
Previous writing includes Hoxton Story (The Red Room site specific/immersive); co-translating with Paul Sirett 'A Couple of Poor Polish Speaking Romanians' (Soho Theatre - she directed Andrea Riseborough in the lead role);
In addition to writing, Lisa works as script consultant, runs masterclasses internationally and has taught playwriting uni modules widely - at Essex Uni; RADA; London Met; City, London Uni; UAL. She wrote The No Rules Handbook for Writers (Oberon Books 2012)
In a related career, Lisa spent fifteen years as Artistic Director and joint CEO of two new writing companies, The Red Room (which she founded orignially as the Lion and Unicorn pub theatre) and Soho Theatre. For both companies she developed many radical, diverse and award winning plays.
Books, Childrens writing, Film, Radio, Short story, Television, Theatre