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 for 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 young children who are disappointed that she doesn't write plays about dinosaurs.

Plays

  • 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. Preston Taylor, the Executive Director of a Portland, OR-based nonprofit, uses the nonprofit’s money to buy himself a yacht, unbeknownst to his staff. With Ronan Farrow coming by the office at noon for an interview, Preston 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)
  • 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.
  • Queen Mari's Castle: Live!
    FULL LENGTH. You know the actors who tour in stage adaptations of popular children's television shows? Are they satisfied with their lives? Are they artistically fulfilled? A comedy about the dreams we can't shake, the souls that we sell, and what it means to be an artist.
  • Jacob Romano
    FULL LENGTH. A romantic comedy about people who are unlucky in love, "Jacob Romano" follows 25-year-old Jenny through the rise and fall of her relationship with Mike, the first potential boyfriend she's had since fifth grade. Through flashbacks, Jenny's relationship with Mike is juxtaposed with the rise and fall of her relationship with her first crush, Jacob Romano. Jenny worries that the...
    FULL LENGTH. A romantic comedy about people who are unlucky in love, "Jacob Romano" follows 25-year-old Jenny through the rise and fall of her relationship with Mike, the first potential boyfriend she's had since fifth grade. Through flashbacks, Jenny's relationship with Mike is juxtaposed with the rise and fall of her relationship with her first crush, Jacob Romano. Jenny worries that the way she handled things with Jacob all those years ago has somehow jinxed her love life, and she is determined to find a way 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.
  • 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.