Lisa Rothe


PlayMakers: Hold These Truths, Penelope.

Recent Projects: Ropes (Two River Theater); The Harassment of Iris Malloy (People’s Light & Theatre Company); Confederates (TheatreWorks); Science Fair (HERE Arts Center).

Nominated for the Stage Director and Choreographer Society’s Joe A. Callaway Award for Direction of Hold These Truths produced by New York‘s Epic Theatre Ensemble (also presented at ACT, Seattle, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, the SoloNova Festival).
She has workshopped, developed and directed more than 100 new plays and musicals with many award-winning writers.

New York: Directed and/or developed work with Lark Play Development Center, New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Epic Theatre Ensemble, New Georges, The Women’s Project, Primary Stages, The Foundry, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 52nd Street Project, Naked Angels, BAM, Summer Play Festival, NYMF, Midtown International Theatre Festival (Best Director), National Actors Theater, Keen Company (Keen Teens), Orchard Project, Voice & Vision, HERE, Dixon Place, among others.

Lisa has taught and directed at many theatre programs including NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, Yale School of Drama, The Juilliard School, Chautauqua Theater Company, Einhorn School of Performing Arts at Primary Stages (ESPA). She is a graduate of NYU’s Graduate Acting Program and Director’s Lab, a Usual Suspect with New York Theater Workshop, Artistic Affiliate with New Georges, alum of the Drama League and Women’s Project Director’s Lab, and serves as co-President of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Lisa was Director of Global Exchange at the Lark Play Development Center, providing expanded opportunities for playwrights around the world.

Shows at PlayMakers