Lisa Clair is a playwright and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates original performance based work with her company Lisa Clair Group : a collective of performers, musicians and designers who collaborate across disciplines to create live, experimental performance led by Lisa Clair. Their work blends Clair’s original text, physicality, music, media, psychedelic props, costumes and unstageable stage directions in order to explore the deeply personal, the extremely silly and the mythologically mundane.
Previous work has been presented at Dixon Place, Jack, The Bushwick Starr, The Performance Project at University Settlement, The SFX Festival, Cloud City, Ars Nova and The Silent Barn. Lisa holds an MFA in playwriting from Brooklyn College under Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney.
In December of 2018 LISA CLAIR GROUP in association with Immediate Medium and Target Margin Theater will present: 'The Making of King Kong" a new play that reimagines the classic 1933 monster film for the Information Age. Directed by Eugene Ma, this Kong is a bizarre, subversive, and absurdly hilarious dissection of America’s white patriarchal history as told through the stories of Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, and that Big F%*cking Monkey. The Making of King Kong will premiere December 2018 at Target Margin’s The Doxsee, Brooklyn’s newest performance venue.
As a performer Lisa frequently collaborates with NY based Theater artists David Commander, Normandy Sherwood, Banana Bag and Bodice, Nellie Tinder, Dan Fishback, Little Lord and Immediate Medium. Her early years as a theater maker were spent in Minneapolis MN where she apprenticed with The Theater de La Jeune Lune and went on to perform with them for several seasons. She also performed with MPLS based theater companies Ten Thousand Things, Mixed Blood Theater and The Children’s Theater Company.