Member Information

Name

Lisa Rothe

Discipline

Director

Biography

Lisa Rothe was nominated for SDC’s Joe A. Callaway Award for Direction for Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata, produced by Epic Theatre Ensemble in NYC. The play was also nominated for a Drama Desk award for Best Solo Performance by actor Joel de la Fuente and has had productions at the Guthrie Theater, Playmakers Repertory Theatre in North Carolina, ACT in Seattle, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and the SoloNova Festival in NYC. Some favorite recent work: Ropes by Barbara Colio for Two River Theatre, The Harassment of Iris Malloy by Zak Berkman for People’s Light, Confederates by Suzanne Bradbeer at TheatreWorks, Detroit ’67 by Dominique Morrisseau at Playmakers Repertory Theater, Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl (with Rinde Eckert & Ellen McLaughlin) for People’s Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (with Candy Buckley & Harris Yulin ) for Chautauqua Theater Company and Penelope by Ellen McLaughlin & Sarah Kirkland Snider (with music composed by Rinde Eckert) for Playmakers Repertory Theatre.  Along with composer Kim Sherman and librettist Margaret Vandenburg, Lisa has been developing a new opera about Ada Byron (Ada), Lord Byron’s daughter (who developed the prototype of modern computer language in the early 1830’s), which was presented as a part of the Center for Contemporary Opera’s Development Series. Lisa has workshopped, developed and directed over a hundred new plays and musicals, working with many award winning writers. As the Director of Global Exchange at the Lark Play Development Center in NYC for five and a half years, she provided expanded opportunities for playwrights, aimed at advancing new work and work in translation, to production nationally and globally. Lisa has taught and directed at many theatre programs around the country including NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, Yale School of Drama, The Juilliard School, the Chautauqua Conservatory, the Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) at Primary Stages, Queens College and many others. She is a graduate of NYU’s Graduate Acting Program and Director’s Lab, as well as a Drama League and Women’s Project Director’s Lab alum, a Fox Fellow, a member of the National Theater Conference and the FENCE and currently serves as the Co-President of the League of Professional Theatre Women. http://www.lisarothe.com