Lisa Portes is a Chicago-based director.
PlayMakers: Highway 47, Co-director.
Broadway: The Who’s Tommy, Associate Director.
Off Broadway: Highway 47 by KJ Sanchez (H.E.R.E); Wilder by Erin Cressida Wilson; Jack Herrick and Mike Craver (Playwrights Horizons).
Chicago: This Is Modern Art by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Ghostwritten (Goodman Theatre) and Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West (Timeline Theatre Company) both by Naomi Iizuka; Highway 47 (Yo Solo Festival); Night Over Erzinga by Adriana Sevahn-Nichols (Silk Road Rising); Elliot, A Soldiers Fugue by Quiara Alegria Hudes (Teatro Vista and Rivendell at Steppenwolf Theatre); Permanent Collection by Thomas Gibbons (Northlight Theatre); Ski Dubai by Laura Jacqmin and Spare Change by Mia McCullough (First Look, Steppenwolf Theatre Company); The Piano Teacher by Julia Cho; In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks and Far Away by Caryl Churchill (Next Theatre). Lisa heads the MFA Directing Program at The Theatre School at DePaul University.