Lisa Soland's plays Waiting, Cabo San Lucas, Truth Be Told, The Man in the Gray Suit & Other Plays, and The Name Game are published by Samuel French Inc., but her work can also be found in “best of” anthologies published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus, Applause Books, and Dramatic Publishing.
She has produced and/or directed over 80 productions and play readings, 55 of which have been original, and founded The Fellowship Theatre in North Hollywood and Theatre Encino in Encino, California. Her production company, Rose’s Name Game Productions, has been producing original works since 1993, with Ms. Soland still at the helm. She is the founder of The All Original Playwright Workshop, where she works as Artistic Director and teacher, producing workshops throughout the United States and online.
She had the privilege of returning to her alma mater, Florida State University, to head up the MFA playwriting program, and now enjoys teaching in the theatre departments at both Pellissippi State and Maryville College. Her comedy Thread Count, produced last year at Pellissippi, received international publication by Applause Books and is a part of the anthology, The Best American Short Plays 2010/2011, which adds to Ms. Soland’s over 35 publications.
Her new play, The Sniper’s Nest, is the story of the real-life love affair between CIA double agent Lee Harvey Oswald and young scientist Judyth Vary Baker, and is based on Ms. Baker's book, Me and Lee. The Sniper’s Nest premiered at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the campus of Maryville College, Tennessee, and was remounted for the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Fringe Festival this March, 2013.