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Lisa M. Konoplisky

(she/they)

608.712.5609 • lkonoplisky@mac.com

330 N Hillside Terrace, Madison, WI  53705

https://newplayexchange.org/users/15107/lisa-konoplisky

lisakonoplisky.com

Readings, Productions, Residencies and Workshops

REDEMPTION GAME

2021  *Finalist, Writer in Residence Program Hedgebrook

2021  *Residency, Ragdale Foundation

2021  *Residency, Jentel Artist Residency  (declined due to time conflict)

2021  *Residency, Alternatem, Elsewhere Studios

DOG PARK

2021  *Contributing Playwright, Sewanee Writer’s Conference

2020  *Semi-Finalist, Ashland New Play Festival           

2019   Playlab Selection, Last Frontier Theatre Festival

CLOSER                       

2021   Playlab Selection, Last Frontier Theatre Festival

2020  *Inge Festival, Alternate Choice

 

HEARTBREAKER            

2019  Jersey Shore Arts Center

 

LORD of THE PLAYWRIGHTS               

2019  Last Frontier Fringe Festival 

 

THUNDERSTONES OF FORGETTING           

2019  Hedgebrook Vortext Weekend Residency

            

AMERICAN BOWL

2022  (Upcoming) University of Wyoming

2022  (Upcoming) *Blank Theatre, Living Room Series

2018  Playlab Selection, Last Frontier Theatre Festival                   

NOW VOYAGER!  NOW!!               

2022  (Upcoming) Broom Street Theatre

                                         

A CIVIL WAR

2017  Playlab Selection, Last Frontier Theatre Festival 

STRAIGHT UP                       

2018  Playlab Selection, Last Frontier Theatre Festival

2017  Briefs, That Uppity Theatre Company

2014  Queer Shorts, Stage Q, Madison, WI

2007  Sticky Series Festival, New York, NY

            

GENTLE CYCLE

2016  *Semi-Finalist, Chicago Dramatists Residency Program

2016  Playlab Selection, Last Frontier Theatre Festival

NEBRASKA RAPTURE

2015  Playlab Selection, Last Frontier Theatre Festival 

TIME WILL TELL

2014  Playlab Selection, Last Frontier Theatre Festival

ORANGE CRUSH

2013  Playlab Selection, Last Frontier Theatre Festival

2005  New Play Festival, Theatre Limina, Minneapolis, MN

2005  Blue Box World Theatre, New York, NY           

2004  Swamp King Festival First Prize, Lyceum Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

2004  New Play Festival, Camanea Theatre, Chicago, IL

2004  New Play Festival, Circle Theatre, Forest Park, IL

2003  Vitality Play Festival, Speaking Ring Theatre, Chicago, IL

2002  Blitzkrieg Festival, Mercury Theater, Madison, WI

ICH WUNSHE DEN SCHONEN LIEBESTOD

(I Want the Beautiful Love-Death)       

2008  10TH Anniversary Playfest, Mercury Theater, Madison, WI

2004  Short Stacks Festival, Mercury Theater, Madison, WI

WHITE ELEPHANT

2007  Icarus Falling Theatre Festival, East Lansing, MI

2005  Bailiwick Theatre, Chicago, IL

2005  Stockyards Theatre Festival, Stockyards Theatre, Chicago, IL

2005  New Play Festival, Circle Theatre, Forest Park, IL

2004  Vitality Play Festival, Speaking Ring Theatre, Chicago, IL

YOU’RE NOT FROM HERE, ARE YOU?

2007  Hothouse Festival Residency, Annex Theatre, Seattle, WA

12 STEPS

2007  Drinking and Writing Festival, Neo-Futurists/The Factory, Chicago, IL

HOUSEKEEPING

2007  Blitzkrieg Festival, Mercury Theatre, Madison, WI

TOWN CALLED FORGOTTEN

2006  Actor’s Factory, Madison, WI

GET ON THE BUS Y’ALL

2005  Bartell Theater, Madison, WI

                                               

THE LEVEL                       

2005  Vitality Play Festival, Speaking Ring Theatre

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Theatre Experience, Writing and Teaching

2019 - present

University of Wisconsin, Madison

GUEST ARTIST

Wisconsin Storybridges

2019

University of Wyoming

GUEST ARTIST

2017

Ixion Theatre Ensemble

FEATURED ARTIST

                                           

2017

University of Wyoming

GUEST ARTIST

Playwriting, Meisner Technique, Movement

                           

2012-2013

Private Coaching

      

ACTING COACH

Monologue and Meisner Technique

2011-2012

Green Shirt Studios

INSTRUCTOR

Beginning/Intermediate Meisner Acting

2007

Annex Theatre

RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHT

      

2005-2007

Columbia College

ADJUNCT FACULTY

2005

Children’s Theatre of Madison

INSTRUCTOR

Acting Fundamentals

2004

Madison Creative Arts Program

GUEST ARTIST

Writing, Directing, Acting

2004

Magnetic Theatre

GUEST ARTIST

Writing, Directing, Acting

2003

Children’s Theatre of Madison

DIRECTOR/ACTING INSTRUCTOR

2002

University of Wisconsin, Madison

INSTRUCTOR

BFA Acting Program, Audition and Monologue Workshop

Directing

2012

The Agency Theater, Chicago, IL

DIRECTOR, PARADISE LOST (Odets)

                           

2008

Children’s Theatre of Madison

DIRECTOR/ACTING INSTRUCTOR

2003

University Theatre, UW-Madison WI

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

HAMLET (Shakespeare)

2002

Madison Creative Arts Program, Madison, WI

DIRECTOR

BEATRIX POTTER & FRIENDS (Robinette)

2002

Madison Creative Arts Program, Madison, WI

DIRECTOR

EVERYTHING’S GROOVY (Francoeur/Kelly)

2002

University Theatre, UW-Madison WI

DIRECTOR

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES (Ensler)

           

2002

University Theatre, UW-Madison WI

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

CARELESS LOVE (Jenkin)

2001

University Theatre, UW-Madison WI

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

STOP KISS (Son)

1995

Theatre X, Milwaukee, WI

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

RHINOCEROS (Ionesco)

1994

American Inside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Private Lives (Coward)

1993

American Inside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Crimes of the Heart (Henley)

1993

American Inside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

True West (Shephard)

Additional Arts Experience

2010

PRE-PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

“Y’ALL KIN O’ BRUCE LEE”           

DIRECTOR/EDITOR

Los Angeles, CA/Greenwood, MS

 

2010

Danish Documentary Productions

FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR   “FREE THE MIND”

Madison, WI/Copenhagen

 

2010

Danish Documentary Productions

PRODUCTION/DATA MANAGEMENT   “FREE THE MIND”

Madison, WI/Copenhagen           

 

2010

National Yoga Foundation

ASSISTANT EDITOR, “TITANS OF YOGA”

Los Angeles, CA

2010

Corday Productions

ASSISTANT EDITOR, “DAYS OF OUR LIVES” Emmy reels

Los Angeles, CA

 

2010

Corday Productions

EDITOR, “DAYS OF OUR LIVES” Emmy reels

Los Angeles, CA

2009

Left Brain/Right Brain Productions

ROUGH CUT EDITOR, “THE FITTEST EXPRESSION OF BEAUTY”   

Chicago, IL

2008

“PETER and VANDY”

ADDITIONAL EDITING

New York, NY

2008

“DOG SWEAT”

ADDITIONAL EDITING

New York, NY

Performance

2013

Ghost Toddler, Chicago, IL

IMPROVISER

2002

Stage Q, Madison, WI

ACTOR

Lili – WHY WE HAVE A BODY 

2001

Stage Q, Madison, WI

ACTOR

Suzanne – TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS

2000

Big Mike’s Subs

VOICE OVER

 

Education              

Columbia College, Chicago, IL

M.F.A. in Fiction Writing

Lafayette College, Easton, PA

B.A. in Anthropology/History (Magna Cum Laude)

Concentration: Ethnographic Film

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Coursework in Directing and Stagecraft

Video Symphony, Burbank, CA

Post-Production/Film and Video Editing Program

The Edit Center, New York, NY

Editing Certificate

The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Coursework in Film, Photography, and Design

Columbia University, New York, NY

Coursework in Playwriting

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

Coursework in Photography and Design

Additional Training

 

Playwriting:

Playwriting workshops with Lisa D’Amour, Anne Washburn, Donald     Margulies, Lucas Hnath, Emily Mann, Cassandra Medley, Beth Lincks, Samina Ali, Edith Freni, Gary Garrison, C. Julian Jimenaz, Heather Helinsky, Halley Feiffer, Jeffrey Talbot, Jeffrey Sweet, Cusi Cram, Liliana Padilla, Lloyd Suh, Zakiyyah Alexander, Caridad Savich, Winter Miller.

Performance:

True Acting Institute.  (Certification in Meisner-based acting/teaching of acting)

Drama Tree, Anthony Mannino, NY, NY.  Meisner technique, Scene study.

Sydney Kay Studio, Sydney Kaye, Philadelphia, PA.  Meisner technique, Scene study.

Voice:

Jeffrey Jacobi.  Ney York, NY.  Private vocal coaching.

Movement:

Mary Overlie.  New York University Experimental Theatre Wing, Viewpoints

Theresa Evans.  Somatics.  Chicago, IL

Directing:

Jonathan Miller, Royal Shakespeare Company

Improvisation:

Jimmy Carrane, Chicago, IL

Upright Citizens Brigade, New York, NY

Improv Olympic, Chicago, IL

Player’s Workshop, Chicago, IL

Publications:

"Yoko and Me" in Hair Trigger 20.  Chicago:  Columbia College, 1998, pp. 10-23. 

"Lockjaw" in Emergence III :  A Literary Journal By, For, and About Women. Bridgeview, IL:  Emergence Publishing.  1994, pp. 151-157. 

Monologue from Original Sin (novel in progress), Monologues By Women For Women, Tori Haring-Smith (ed). Heinemann, 2005

 

Awards

*Residency, Ragdale Foundation

*Residency, Jentel Artistic Residency

*Alternate, Residency, Elsewhere Studios

*Contributor in Playwriting, Sewanee Writers’ Conference

*Alternate, Inge Festival

*Semi-Finalist, Ashland New Play Festival

*Semi-Finalist, Chicago Dramatists Residency

*Residency, Hothouse Project, Annex Theatre

Collegeville Institute Residency ($4000) 

Hedgebrook Vortext Scholarship ($500)

The Cooper Union Fellowship($40,000)

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship ($10,000)

Rotary International Fellowship ($12,500)

Sterling Watson MFA Fellowship ($1,000)

Writer Fund Fellowship/SUNY Stonybrook Southampton ($300)

 

Memberships

Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights’ Center. Reader for The Jewish Plays Project, The Athena Project, The Bay Area Playwrights Foundation, and the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.

 

Special Skills

Lifting heavy objects (Certified in SFG Level 2 Russian Kettlebell Instructor), Post-Production skills (Avid, Final Cut, Photoshop), Certified Meisner Acting Teacher

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