Artist Bio

Lisa Peterson

(Bio as of February 2022)

Lisa Peterson (Director) is a two-time OBIE Award-winning writer and director. She wrote and directed An Iliad (Seattle Rep, McCarter Theatre, NYTW) with Denis O’Hare and The Good Book, commissioned and produced by Court Theatre. Her directing work includes the world premiere productions of new plays by Tony Kushner, Beth Henley, Donald Margulies, Naomi Wallace, Marlane Meyer, Jose Rivera, Luis Alfaro, Chay Yew and many more. She has also directed classic plays at theaters across the country, including the Guthrie, Arena Stage, Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, OSF, Baltimore Center Stage, South Coast Rep and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Lisa has directed regularly at Berkeley Rep, where she was Associate Director for three seasons, at the Mark Taper Forum, where she was Resident Director for 10 years, and at La Jolla Playhouse, where she was Associate Director for 3 years. Her upcoming projects include The Waves, adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf The Song of Rome, written with Denis O’Hare; and The Idea of Order, inspired by the poetry of Wallace Stevens and written with Todd Almond.