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Lisa Wolpe
Producing
Artistic Director
L.A. Women's Shakespeare Company
lawsc@earthlink.net

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 all-female Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company (22 seasons), 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, San Diego Repertory Theater, and more. She is a teacher/writer/actor/director who has studied deeply in Clown, Voice, Shakespearean text, and new work, and 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, ACT San Francisco, Boston University, MIT, the American Shakespeare Center, University of Colorado, and more.

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LAWSC is on hiatus - our last full production was our 20th Anniversary show, Hamlet, and LAWSC currently is producing Lisa's solo show. For current information on Lisa Wolpe please follow her on Facebook. She is teaching, directing, and performing internationally until further notice.

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♥ Hamlet Reviews
FIVE STARS! CRITIC'S PICK!

'Exciting, sexually provocative and brilliantly acted!' -The Examiner

'Don't miss this chance to see LAWSC in action!' - Stage Happenings

'You will not find a more impassioned version of Shakespeare's HAMLET... you would be wise to experience it before the end of its run!' -Broadway World

'Simply astounding...to find acting of this caliber in Los Angeles is a rarity... superbly acted... see this production!' - LA. I'm Yours

'A must see production for not only Shakespeare fans, but for anyone, who loves great theatre!' - Examiner.com

'Wolpe is one of the great stage actors of our generation who breathes life into Shakespeare's words as though they were dredged from her own soul.' - Shakespeare In LA

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 SHAKESPEARE'S 
WOMEN

interview by Kyle Moore

Pictured: Lisa Wolpe as Iago in "Othello"; Jen Chu as Lorenzo in "Merchant of Venice"; Natsuko Ohama as Prospero, Cynthia Ruffin, Tessa Thompson and Louisa Wood as Ariel in "The Tempest"

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Power & Mania
At Its Worst


Richard III

Directed by and Starring Lisa Wolpe
Cal Poly Pomona
Southern California Shakespeare Festival

September, 2011

Talkin' Broadway
"As a rule, if you have an opportunity to see Lisa Wolpe in a Shakespeare play, you should take it." - Sharon Perlmutter

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Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender 

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is beyond and about gender - an actor's journey written and performed by Lisa Wolpe, acclaimed Shakespearean Drag King. It's pages are torn from the libraries of the great Elizabethan Renaissance Mystery Schools. This is the story of a masterful performer peeking through the veil, a cosmic cartographer celebrating Shakespeare's most powerful work. Wolpe reveals the physical and spiritual secrets of cross-gender performance, and offers a rare insight into the making of the Great Bard's magic. A one-woman show, written, directed, and performed by Lisa Wolpe.

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