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Lisa Ramirez

Alumna Playwright

Lisa Ramirez is an actor and playwright who was most recently resident at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City. EXIT CUCKOO (nanny in motherland) was first presented Off Broadway by the Working Theater (Colman Domingo-director) and subsequently toured in various theaters throughout the U.S. and Ireland. Other writing credits include; ART OF MEMORY; a dance theatre piece, commissioned by Company SoGoNo and presented at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater and the 3-Legged Dog in New York. (Tanya Calamoneri-director) INVISIBLE WOMEN-RISE; a collaboration with the Foundry Theatre & Domestic Workers United. TO THE BONE; originally a Working Theater commission, was a finalist for the 2011 NPN Smith Prize, the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and the Ellen Stewart Award; ALL FALL DOWN was conceived/written in 2012 at INTAR during the Maria Irene Fornés Hispanic Playwrights in Residency Lab. Contributing playwright for IN MOTHER WORDS; presented at the Geffen Playhouse and various regional theatres (Lisa Peterson- director) In 2012/13 Lisa was part of the MENTOR PROJECT at the Cherry Lane Theatre where she wrote Pas de Deux (lost my shoe) (Cynthia Hopkins- mentor- Bryan Davidson Blue- director). In September 2014, the Cherry Lane Theatre presented the world premiere of TO THE BONE (Lisa Peterson-director). Proud recipient of the 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Emerging Playwriting Award. Lisa is a Resident Playwright in the Playwrights Foundation RPI class of 2019 and Associate Artistic Director of Ubuntu Theater.

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