Lisa Kron

Artist Bio

Well, a six-person play, explores issues of illness and health both in individuals and in a community. The piece is drawn from the artist’s childhood years with her mother, an activist for racial integration in their neighborhood in Lansing, Michigan. This narrative is intersected with stories of Lisa and her mother’s mysterious ill health.

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Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron

Brooklyn, NY

Kron’s work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Plays include Fun Home, a musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel written with composer Jeanine Tesori, set to premiere at the Public Theater this fall; The Ver**zon Play (Humana Festival of New Plays 2011); In The Wake (Lortel and GLAAD best play nominations, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist, included in ”Best Plays of 2010-2011”); Well (included in ”Best Plays of 2003-2004” and produced on Broadway in 2006 in a production that earned two Tony Award nominations); 2.5 Minute Ride (Obie, L.A. Drama-Logue and GLAAD Media Awards); and101 Humiliating Stories (Drama Desk nom.) As an actor, she has most recently been seen in the Foundry Theater’s production of Good Person of Szechuan starring Taylor Mac, and as dance critic Walter Terry in Richard Move’s Martha @… The 1963 Interview. She has received playwriting fellowships from the Lortel and Guggenheim Foundations, Sundance Theater Lab, the Lark Play Development Center, the American Voices New Play Institute and the MacDowell Colony, as well as the Cal Arts/Alpert Award, a Helen Merrill Award, and grants from the Creative Capital Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. Kron is a founding member of the OBIE and Bessie-Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers. She is on the playwriting faculty of the Yale School of Drama, and serves on the board of the McDowell Colony and the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.