Morning Fill Up with Lisa McNulty

PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, WOMEN'S PROJECT THEATER

Held July 26, 2016 at 7am at The garage

Lisa McNulty is in her second season as producing artistic director of Off-Broadway's Women’s Project Theater, the nation’s oldest and largest theater company dedicated to developing, producing and promoting the work of female theater artists at every stage in their careers.  WP Theater supports female-identified theater artists and the world-class, groundbreaking work they create, and provides a platform where their voices can be heard and celebrated on the American stage.

Lisa came to WP from Broadway's Manhattan Theatre Club, where she served as artistic line producer for eight seasons, working on more than 30 productions both on and Off-Broadway, including plays by Lynn Nottage, Sarah Treem, Harvey Fierstein, and Tarell Alvin McCraney, among many, many others.

Lisa has a long history with WP Theater. She was originally hired by the company’s founder, Julia Miles, as the literary manager from 1997-2000, where she dramaturged work by María Irene Fornés, Julie Hébert, and Karen Hartman, among others. In 2004, she returned to WP as its associate artistic director where she served as the company’s casting director and literary manager and again ran WP’s Playwrights Lab.

I really liked that Lisa was able to explain theater as a way to discuss and deal with situations that are big—and how it impacts individuals. The conversations and personal realizations that happen after those specific experiences help people rationalize “bigger picture things.”

That’s [also] what I feel Morning Fill Up does for all of us. We need more people that understand what things like theater and Morning Fill Up give us.
— An Attendee of Morning Fill Up with Lisa McNulty

NEWS COVERAGE

"Building women-driven theater," Rapid City Journal