Lisa Schlesinger is an international playwright and theatre artist/activist. Her awards include two CEC Artslink International grants, the NEA/TCG Playwrights Residency Award, the BBC International Playwriting Competition, and a nomination for a USA Artist Fellowship. Her work has been produced in the US and internationally. Her plays and essays have been published in American Theatre, Performing Arts Journal, Theater Magazine, Best Monologues for Women by Women II, Out of Silence, The American Theatre Reader, and the New York Times. She coordinates the playwriting program at Columbia College Chicago.