Lisa Wolpe is an international activist working for the empowerment of women and diversity on the stage. Since 1993 she has been the Founding Producing Artistic Director of the award-winning all-female Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company (LAWSC). Where she produces, directs, and has performed roles including Hamlet, Richard III, Angelo, Leontes, Romeo, Shylock, and Iago. Lisa is currently touring her solo show “Shakespeare & the Alchemy of Gender” to venues around the world. She has directed and acted regionally at theaters including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Company, Shakespeare & Company, Arizona Theater Company, and San Diego Repertory Theater. She has received multiple awards for excellence in Directing, Acting, and promoting diversity and excellence onstage. She has taught and directed at universities including UCLA, USC, Cal Poly Pomona, Whittier College, NYU, ACT, Boston University, MIT, the American Shakespeare Center, University of Colorado, and more.
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