Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Lisa Sanaye Dring

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 2020

Lisa Sanaye Dring was selected as a finalist for the 2018 Relentless Award for her play The Wicked One (formerly known as The 626 Project). The piece was a semi-finalist for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference as well. Kaidan: Walls Grow Thin, a play she co-wrote with Chelsea Sutton, was recently nominated for eight Ovation Awards including Best Production (winner of five). She has worked with The New Group, Asolo Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, East West Players, Circle X, Playpenn, SCF @ Son of Semele, One Year Lease, Bread & Puppet, Bootleg, Boston Court, Sacred Fools and Theatre of NOTE. You can see her on Shameless, Grown-ish, NCIS, Good Girls, Shut Eye, and How to get Away with Murder. She is the associate artistic director of Circle X Theatre Co. and a member of Rogue Artists Ensemble, East West Players’ Playwrights Group, and Hero Theatre. She co-founded Rogue Artists' Rogue Lab, a creative incubator for new, hyper-theatrical work. While at The MacDowell Colony, completed drafts of plays entitled THE SEA and SUMO. SUMO is a play about sumo wrestiling and rooted in curiosities about the way that athletes simplify and mechanize their life, how we encounter largeness, and the reverence for and dehumanization of those who are physically excellent. She also finished work on LOUISVILLE // KENTUCKY // USA, a commissioned piece for Actors Theatre of Louisville, and completed a pilot called HOME.



Lisa Sanaye Dring worked in the Wood studio.

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