Lisa Wagner Erickson is a playwright, theatre artist, and educator based in Denver, Colorado. Her full-length plays include The Mrs. Wheatland Pageant, The Reinvention of Brianna Ablesoncroft, and The Title IX Emergency Response Team Has Some Issues. She has been a semi-finalist for PlayPenn, Landing Theatre's New American Voices, and the KCACTF 10-Minute Play Award. Her plays have been developed and/or produced by the Edge Theatre Company, Lulubird Project, And Toto too Theatre Company, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source, Lesley University, Stickball Productions, and No Strings Theatre, among others.
The Mrs. Wheatland Pageant received a premiere in March of 2019 by the Lulubird Project at Theater 29 in Denver and will be produced in New Mexico by No Strings Theatre Company at the Black Box Theater in Los Cruces in September of 2019. Her short play Step On Me has been produced in Boston and California. A Boston Globe review called Step On Me, “a hilarious short play that toys with one woman’s obsession with her bathroom scale.”
Other short plays include Do It For Francine (And Toto too Theatre Company; Dirtyfish Theater), A Strange Burd (Lulubird Project; And Toto too Theatre Company), But I’m A Witch (semi finalist: 10 x 10 In the Triangle Play Festival; reading: Playwrights of the Western Region Conference), and Ed’s Dead (reading: Denver Heat).
Lisa is the founder and Creative Director of Theater 29, a playwright-driven Denver venue. She is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Lulubird Project, a collective dedicated to questioning norms, rules and conventions via theatrical art that is thought-provoking, imaginative, and slightly absurd.
She has been a featured playwright at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Local Playwrights Slam and a guest artist at the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing for Stage & Screen from Lesley University and teaches playwriting at the Community College of Denver.