News

 

My Little Red Book, published in the Spring 2009 by Twelve, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. 

Lisa worked as an editorial assistant on this publication.

New York Times Review

Lisa is currently a writer for Not For Tourists, Chicago online edition. 


 

Lisa attended the International Ibsen Conference in Oslo, Norway and presented her paper: Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in the News: The Changing Critical Responses to Ibsen’s Play about the character of Nora and the actresses who have played her from the point of view of critics for The New York Times from the late 1800s to the present day.

 

 Lisa's play, When the Wind Blows, was performed at Cleveland Public Theatre's Big [Box] Series in January 2007.  Other plays include: Baciare e Ballare, Agnus Dei Miserere Nobis, and Amazing Grace. Her one woman monologue, Three Card Memory (or Follow the Lady), was performed at the Stockyards Theatre Project in Chicago in 2008.    

 

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The Beginning

 

Very early on in her life, Lisa wrote and illustrated books for Young Author’s Day competitions where she was awarded Best Book each year. Soon, poetry and playwriting became parts of her life, as well. Lisa's poem, Ghost Camp, which she wrote in the seventh grade, was published in several journals and is archived in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The piece also won her a Scholastic Art and Writing Award.  As a sophomore in high school, Lisa wrote her first play entitled Amazing Grace about an autistic woman and her sister in the 1920s. Lisa went on to play the title role in full productions at Beaumont School and at The Cleveland Theater Conference. She then wrote the play Agnus Dei Miserere Nobis about a priest faced with a moral dilemma. It went on to receive staged readings at Wake Up and Live Actor’s Studio and The Cleveland Playhouse.


High School 


As a junior in high school, Lisa wrote weekly articles for The Cleveland Plain Dealer's NEXT teen section. A year later, she became one of 35 young journalists in the country to be selected for a one-year contract as a News Team member at TEEN PEOPLE magazine. Lisa also worked as a Chicken Soup for the Soul server, reading and grading manuscripts for Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Letters.

 

College and Beyond

 

The day after she graduated from high school, Lisa became a reporter for Record Publishing Company which publishes 10 weekly area newspapers and has printed more than 80 articles and photographs by Siciliano. Lisa has freelanced for several publications including Our Education, The Catholic Universe BulletinThe Journal of the Student National Medical Association, Devo'Zine, Paul Carroll NY, Boheme Verite, and the Finnish American Reporter. She has also worked as the sole writer for Cleveland's arts magazine, Blue-ize. Lisa's latest magazine article was published in the October issue of Ambassador magazine a quarterly publication of The National Italian American Foundation.  She also worked as the head writer and editor for artistschair.com.

 

Lisa's senior project at Yale University was her play, Baciare e Ballare: Kissing and Dancing, mentored by playwrights Deborah Margolin and Edwin Sanchez.  Readings of the play have included the third annual Yale Playwriting Festival in February 2005,  New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo in February 2006 and Helen's Cabaret in NYC both sponsored by the OSIA Centennial Lodge. The latest reading of Baciare e Ballare was held as part of the Little Box series at Cleveland Public Theatre in November 2007.