Lisa was born in Dublin and recently returned home after ten years living in New York. She is Associate Playwright at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s National Theatre. Her new play, THIS BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE, will receive its world premiere on the Abbey stage in 2019.
Lisa’s plays have been performed in Ireland and internationally. Her critically acclaimed play FOUR LAST THINGS has been translated and performed in Spanish in Mexico City.
Her work has been nominated for the Stewart Parker Trust Award, the BBC Tony Doyle Television Award, and the Dublin Fringe Festival Awards (Best New Play, Best Production, Judges’ Special Award for FOUR LAST THINGS).
Lisa was a core member of #WakingTheFeminists,the ground-breaking movement for equality in theatre in Ireland that spread internationally. In 2016, Lisa accepted the first International Lilly Award for #WakingTheFeminists at the annual Lilly Awards in New York.
Lisa is a co-founder of Irish Stand, a grassroots movement that supports and raises money for immigrants in vulnerable communities and is co-host of the Irish Stand podcast with Senator Aodhan O’ Riordain. She has written for radio and print media and has been a regular contributor to The Irish Times since 2017.