Lisa Kron

Performing Arts, 2000

Kron’s work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Plays include Fun Home, a musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel written with composer Jeanine Tesori, set to premiere at the Public Theater this fall; The Ver**zon Play (Humana Festival of New Plays 2011); In The Wake (Lortel and GLAAD best play nominations, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist, included in “Best Plays of 2010-2011”); Well (included in “Best Plays of 2003-2004” and produced on Broadway in 2006 in a production that earned two Tony Award nominations); 2.5 Minute Ride (Obie, L.A. Drama-Logue and GLAAD Media Awards); and101 Humiliating Stories (Drama Desk nom.) As an actor, she has most recently been seen in the Foundry Theater’s production of Good Person of Szechuan starring Taylor Mac, and as dance critic Walter Terry in Richard Move’s Martha @… The 1963 Interview. She has received playwriting fellowships from the Lortel and Guggenheim Foundations, Sundance Theater Lab, the Lark Play Development Center, the American Voices New Play Institute and the MacDowell Colony, as well as the Cal Arts/Alpert Award, a Helen Merrill Award, and grants from the Creative Capital Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. Kron is a founding member of the OBIE and Bessie-Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers. She is on the playwriting faculty of the Yale School of Drama, and serves on the board of the McDowell Colony and the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Awards and Accomplishments


Kron receives a 2014 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award which supports individual artists in contemporary dance, theatre, jazz and related interdisciplinary work


Kron wins the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical for Fun Home


Kron wins the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for Good Person of Szechuan 


Kron receives an Obie Award for her musical theater work Fun House


Lisa Kron and Taylor Mac reprise their roles in The Foundry Theatre's Good Person of Szechwan at The Public Theater, New York


Kron receives the Distinguished Playwright Award in the 2011 Helen Merrill Playwriting Awards

2010: Kron is one of five playwrights chosen for Arena Stage's new American Voices New Play Institute

2006: Kron receives Tony nomination for _Well_

2005: Kron receives John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

2004: Kron receives Drama League Nomination for _Well_

2003: Kron receives Distinguished Achievement Award from Kalamazoo College