Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend

Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend

Virginia-born and Chicago-based, Lisa is an associate member of the Saint Sebastian Players Theater Company, a member of the Dramatists Guild, and President of the Board of Arts For All, a NYC-based nonprofit bringing the arts to in-need youth communities. She has a BFA in Film & TV from NYU and two kids who are disappointed that she doesn't write plays about dinosaurs.

Plays

  • Come Again
    FULL LENGTH. Miami hospice nurse, Marina Johnson, wakes one day to find a stranger in her apartment, telling her she has been tapped to be God's climate change prophet. A comedy for a species on the brink of self-destruction.
  • Bandera, Texas
    FULL LENGTH. A dramedy about marriage, motherhood, and the women who came before us and paved our way. Liz, a native New Yorker, is forced to relocate to the Texas Hill Country for her husband’s job. She is visited by her long-dead grandmothers, who help her adapt to her new life and remind her that an uprooted woman can grow wherever she is replanted when she knows who she is and carries the people and places she loves inside her.
  • James of Nazareth
    FULL LENGTH. A retelling of the Jesus story from the point of view of his younger brother, James, who is left trying to hold the family together and keep everyone out of trouble while Jesus is off preaching radical civil disobedience and a new world order.
  • The Shady Lady: A Robust Blend of Privilege, Influence, and White Collar Crime
    FULL LENGTH. The executive director of an environmental nonprofit has used the nonprofit’s money to buy himself a yacht, unbeknownst to his staff. Now Ronan Farrow is coming by the office at noon for an interview, and he and his staff must scramble to cover up the evidence of his embezzlement before they all end up in federal prison. (Co-written with Kara Poe Atnip)
  • Queen Mari's Castle: Live!
    FULL LENGTH. It's day one of the North American tour of "Queen Mari's Castle: Live!", the live stage adaptation of a popular children's television show. As the cast and crew work their way through their first 4-matinee day, they realize that they just might be in hell. A comedy about the dreams we can't shake, the souls that we sell, and what it means to be an artist.
  • She Tunes the Violin: The Life of Martha Jefferson
    FULL LENGTH. Written for 365 Women a Year, "She Tunes the Violin" follows Martha Jefferson and those closest to her from her first marriage at age 18 to her death at 33, as she struggles to find her way and her power in a society built by and for white men.
  • Jacob Romano
    FULL LENGTH. A romantic comedy about people who aren't good at romance, "Jacob Romano" follows Jenny through the rise and fall of her relationship with Mike at 25, juxtaposing it with the rise and fall of her almost-relationship with Jacob Romano, the boy she had a crush on in elementary school. Jenny believes her mistakes with Jacob Romano have somehow jinxed her love life, and she is determined to break the curse.
  • The Ballad of Leslie
    10 MIN. Leslie suddenly finds herself vacationing alone when her friend bails on their girls’ weekend - but then a professional chorus arrives to narrate Leslie’s life and brighten her day.
  • The Early Flight
    10 MIN. A man takes an earlier-than-planned flight home from his business trip in the hope of catching his wife having an affair.
  • To The Moon!
    10 MIN. Joe has won an all expense paid trip to the moon! He's not happy about it.
  • We Are Cranston
    10 MIN. A high school football team about to play The Big Game is given some bad news, causing a crisis of conscience.
  • Beast
    10 MIN. The Old Beggar Woman returns to the palace of Belle and the former Beast to correct a mistake.
  • 20
    MONOLOGUE. A 40-year-old playwright who was a 20-year-old NYU student on 9/11 was feeling sad on the 20th anniversary, so she wrote a monologue.
  • The People You Meet in Heaven
    1 MIN. Recently-deceased Beth is greeted by the three people she said she most wanted to meet in Heaven. Everyone is disappointed.