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Lisa Diana Shapiro

Lisa Diana Shapiro

Biography

Lisa Diana Shapiro (writer/actor) is book and lyric writer of SAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE (music by Georgia Stitt) and PRINCESS PHOOEY (music by Eric Rockwell) both commissioned and produced at TADA! Youth Theater in New York. SAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE has also been produced regionally and in concert in New York at Feinstein’s/54 Below, and is now licensed through The Musical Company/Concord Theatricals. Lisa’s short film, SLINGIN' THE SLANG (based on SAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE) can be seen at http://samanthaspademystery.com/slingin-the-slang/. SAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE was named National Youth Arts Best New Musical 2014. Lisa and Georgia were short-listed for the Artists of Choice award in 2015, and in residence at Goodspeed Musicals in 2019. Lisa is currently commissioned by TADA! Youth Theater to write two new musicals, COMMON GROUND, a show about teenage immigrants living in New York, and the high-school-set, reverse-gender lesbian adaptation of the Rostand play, CYRA, NO!

Award-winning non-musical plays include LABOR PAIN, A COMEDY IN NINE MONTHS; . . . AND INTO THE FIRE; ACES WILD; and the high-school tour show THE END OF THE STORY. Lisa’s screenplays have finaled and placed in prestigious screenwriting competitions, including American Zoetrope, CineStory, and the Chesterfield Fellowship. She is a graduate of the Northwestern University theatre program. More at: https://www.samanthaspademystery.com/, http://www.princessphooey.com/.

Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • LA/Southern California

Expertise

  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Bookwriter/Librettist

Affiliations

  • ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
  • ASCAP
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD
  • SAG/AFTRA

Pronouns

  • She/Her