Lisa Marie Rollins is a freelance director, writer and new play developer. She is a Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Fellow (Directing), a Directors Lab West member and an Associate Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Regional directing and dramaturg work include Hedgebrook Women’s Play Festival, Crowded Fire Theater, American Conservatory Theatre MFA program (ACT), Playwrights Foundation, TheatreFirst, Berkeley Repertory Theater (Ground Floor), Shotgun Players, Custom Made Theatre, Magic Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse and new plays by Lauren Gunderson, Geetha Reddy, Idris Goodwin, Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, and creative collaborations with comedic artists W. Kamau Bell and Zahra Noorbakash.
Lisa Marie has been a writing fellow with Hedgebrook, Djerassi, SF Writers Grotto, CALLALOO London, VONA, Just Theater Play Lab and Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency. She is currently developing her new play LOVE IS ANOTHER COUNTRY. She holds graduate degrees from Claremont Graduate University and University of California, Berkeley, and many times can be found as a Guest Artist Faculty at universities in the Bay Area. Her new chapbook of poems, Other Words for Grief (2018, winner, Mary Tanenbaum Literary Award) is available from Finishing Line Press and she is beginning the book proposal for her memoir project.
Lisa Marie was honored with a “Bay Brilliant” artist award from San Francisco’s KQED, and recently received a Gerbode Special Award in the Arts (2019) in which she will be working with Crowded Fire Theater to write and develop a new play. She is currently a Resident Artist with Crowded Fire Theater and Artist-in-Residence at BRAVA Theater for Women in San Francisco.