Lisa Kenner Grissom

Lisa Kenner Grissom

Lisa Kenner Grissom is an LA-based playwright and screenwriter whose work explores complex social issues through intimate relationships, often through the lens of strong, complicated women.

Her award-winning short film Tattoo You is based on her award-winning one-act of the same name (Winner, Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival), and has screened at festivals nationally and internationally. Full-length plays include: here comes the night (Semi-Finalist, Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival; Workshops: Palm Beach Dramaworks, The Road Theatre, Inkwell Theatre 2022), Four Chambers (Winner, Jean Kennedy Smith Award, Kennedy Center; Finalist, O’Neill Playwrights Conference), Motherland (Finalist, Jewish Plays Project; Semi-Finalist, Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship), Building The Perfect Chair (Finalist, TruVoices), and Shelter (Semi-Finalist, PlayPenn). In addition, her work has been recognized as a finalist for The Ashland New Play Festival, The Lark, The Playwrights’ Center, and Heideman Award, among others. Her short plays are published by Smith & Kraus.

Lisa twice attended the O’Neill Playwrights Conference as a Kennedy Center Fellow. Her work has been presented and/or developed at The Kennedy Center, Antaeus Theater Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Chalk Rep, Clurman Theater, Collaboraction, Inkwell Theater, Moving Arts, Manhattan Theatre Source, Palm Beach Dramaworks, The Road Theatre and more. Originally from Boston, Lisa is a proud member of the Playwrights Union, Dramatist Guild, and Antaeus Playwrights Lab. Recent projects include History Is Now, a collaborative documentary series created in 2020 in response to this unprecedented time:

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Find Lisa’s plays on The New Play Exchange
Instagram: @lisakennergrissom
Tattoo You


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