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Lisa Lou Humbertson, American playwright. Recipient Mary Song Madonna award Pastoral Theological Institute, 1989, Playwriting fellowship Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1985, First Place winner Bud Yorkin New Plays Festival, 1988, Honor scholarship Governor's School for the Arts, 1975. Member Dramatist Guild, American Alliance for Theatre and Education (Unpublished Play award 1990), Artspace (board directors 1990-1991), New Haven Arts Council.

Background

Humbertson, Lisa Lou was born on May 21, 1959 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of William Frisby and Mary Lou (Stuart) Humbertson.

Education

Bachelor in Communications/Acting, University Carnegie-Mellon, 1978;Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting, University Carnegie-Mellon, 1983;postgraduate, Yale University, since 1990.

Career

Co-producer, Pittsburgh Women's Theatre Project, 1983;co-director, Pittsburgh Arts Institute, 1985;instructor, Point Park College, Pittsburgh, 1982-1987;resident playwright, Theatre Associations of Pennsylvania, 1985-1987;artistic director, The Travelling Troupe, Pittsburgh, 1982-1987;instructor, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, 1988-1990;staff writer, Our Friends on Wooster Square, Hamden, Connecticut, 1988;producer, The Poe Project, Connecticut, 1989. Director Pittsburgh Playwrights, 1985-1986. Development consultant Alliance Theatre, New Haven, 1987-1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (plays) Two Women, 1983, The Raven, 1988, The Red Death, 1990, Snuff Play, 1991.

Membership

Member Dramatist Guild, American Alliance for Theatre and Education (Unpublished Play award 1990), Artspace (board directors 1990-1991), New Haven Arts Council.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, reading.

Connections

Married Michael X. Zelenak, September 15, 1985.

father:
William Frisby Humbertson

mother:
Mary Lou (Stuart) Humbertson

spouse:
Michael X. Zelenak