LISA RAMIREZ writer/actor. Plays include EXIT CUCKOO (nanny in motherland), Working Theater, PlayMakers Rep, Oakland Theater Project; ART OF MEMORY, Ontological-Hysteric Theatre & 3-Legged Dog, NYC; Pas de Deux (lost my shoe), Cherry Lane Theatre & TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; TO THE BONE, Cherry Lane Theatre, Oakland Theater Project, Working Theater; Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award; DOWN HERE BELOW, Oakland Theater Project, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award; IN THE MOUNTAINS, Workshop Theater, NYC; sAiNt jOaN (burn/burn/burn), Oakland Theater Project. Currently working on the pilot, FIFTY & the film adaptation of, TO THE BONE. A recent member of the Center Theatre Group's playwright workshop 21/22. As an actor, she has performed extensively at theaters on both the East and West Coast, including, the Cherry Lane Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, Magic Theatre, Berkeley Rep, and many more. Lisa was the first Latina Angel in a major U.S. production of ANGELS IN AMERICA at Berkeley Rep and recently completed a sold-out run of TS Eliot’s, THE WASTE LAND in a drive-in theater at Oakland Theater Project, marking it the first live theatrical production in California, post-pandemic.
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MORE ABOUT ME:
Qu: What was your most gratifying moment in the theater? A: TO THE BONE at the Cherry Lane Theater. Qu: What play or production changed your life? A: All of them do, actually. Qu: I feel most like myself when ...? A: I Am writing/ acting/working. Qu: How do you overcome disappointment? A: I cry then I get mad then I help someone worse off than me. Qu: If you could bring one change to theater, what would it be? A: More women and women of color in leadership positions. Qu: What do you want artistic directors to know? A: That they need to wake up and shake shit up. Qu: What’s the one thing nobody knows about you that you’d like them to know? A: I almost drowned at age two. And I swim every morning. Qu: What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not writing? A: Walking, working out, swimming, dancing. Qu: Why do you keep doing theater? A: I have no choice. Qu: How do you imagine telling stories in these times? A: In parking lots, outside, any way we can.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON:
3 plays, 2 screenplays, one TV pilot
Mixed race Latina/Irish
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