In the fall of 2007, Lisa Siciliano and Allison Goldberg created Lively Productions, a theater company devoted to new work and emerging artists.  Since then, Lisa has produced every show for the company iincluding Everaftering & Other Tales, The Panda is Not My Friend Cabaret, Paper Dolls (which won the New York Fringe Festival 2008 Best Ensemble Award), Epsiscus and Edendus: A Musical Fable, and Apples.

www.livelyproductions.org

 
Lisa recently produced and acted in Apples by Greg Edwards at the Around the Coyote Arts Festival
 with Lively Productions.  

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Yale College Production Experience


Lisa possesses extensive experience and expertise in producing especially within the Yale community.  After joining the Yale Drama Coalition in 2003, Lisa initiated and produced several events for the theater community in New Haven.  These events focused on acting as a career and business to supplement the training Yale actors receive as well as workshops by professionals on topics not typically taught in the theater studies curriculum.  Lisa’s skills as an organizer, love of learning, and sincere wish to give back to others created the following programs:   

  • Ming Cho Lee design workshop

  • The Slightly Askew Theater Company of New York City workshop on experimental and political theater

  • Craig Wroe workshop on the business of acting, author of An Actor Prepares to Live in New York City and An Actor Prepares to Work in New York City

  • Brian O’Neil author of Acting as a Business workshop on creating a successful theater career

  • As You Like It, Cambridge University American Stage Tour, Yale event

  • Movement Workshop by Yale School of Drama professor Brendan McCall

  • Book Fair to raise funds for the Yale Drama Coalition (YDC)

  • Yale Forum on Graduate Drama Schools moderated by Professor David Krasner including the following panelists: Deborah Hecht: Head of Voice, speech & text: Graduate Acting Program, New York University Tisch School of the Arts; Matthew Kelty: Acting Director of Admissions for Actors Studio Drama School, Henson Keys: Chair of the MFA Acting Program at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Daniel Larlham: Yale Alum (SM '00), NYU MFA Grad, and Professional Actor; Joseph Roach: Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Theater and English, Yale University; Evan Yionoulis:Yale alum('82, DRA '85), Chair of the Acting Program of the Yale School of Drama '98-03, Professional Director

  • Simone Nelson (DRM ’01) of TVI Actors’ Studio workshop on the Business of Acting

  • Yale Professional Theatrical Forum moderated by Toni Dorfman Director of Undergraduate Studies including the following panelists:  James Bundy: Dean of the Yale School of Drama, Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre; Steven Klein: Yale College Alumnus (MC '98), Actor and Producer, Deborah Margolin: Professor in Theatre Studies, Playwright, Performer;  Barbara Redmond: Director of the Associate Company & Professor of Acting at FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training; Cheryl Wiesenfeld: Producer of The Exonerated

  • Master’s Tea with performer Tovah Feldshuh

  • 24-Hour Theater Project  

     

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Other Production Credits Elsewhere

                          

Assistant Director, Love N' Courage, February 2006, Theater for the New City A Benefit for the Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program.
 

 

The Crowded Muffin Presents
The Metaphysics of Breakfast
September 2005, SoHo Playhouse
Assistant Producer Lisa Siciliano

The New York International Fringe Festival -- FringeNYC
A production of The Present Company


 

Cleveland Coordinator for the Slightly Askew Theatre Company's Slightly Askew, NYCLEVELAND CONSPIRACY summer workshop series.

Producer of When the Wind Blows at Cleveland Public Theatre [Big Box] 2007, Producer of An Evening of LUV at the Theatre at Acting Out 2007.