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Department of

Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

Lisa Berger, MFA

Adjunct Assistant Professor

San Diego directing credits include A Behanding in Spokane (Cygnet Theatre), The Car Plays: We Wait, The Whale (LaJolla Playhouse) Buried Child, Simpatico, Things We Want (New Village Arts), Killer Joe (Compass Theatre)(Patte Award), The House of Blue Leaves (Mira Costa College), Miss Julie and The Corpse Bride (Stone Soup), ANON(ymous) and Crimes of the Heart (Canyon Crest Academy) Buried Child (UCSD) The Long Christmas Ride Home (Patte Award) and Looking for Normal (Diversionary Theatre), Handbag (AASD) The Pirates of Penzance (Lyric Opera Academy), and Islands of Repair (NYC Fringe). Additional directing credits include Grease, Our Town, The Boys Next Door, Picnic, Laughing Wild and several children’s musical for the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Creating Original Opera program. She co-wrote and performed in Rita and Inez: The True Queens of Femininity which toured to several venues including the Edmonton Fringe Festival, Seattle Fringe Theatre Festival and Surf Reality and HERE in NYC. In addition, Lisa has taught for various arts organizations and universities/colleges including La Jolla Playhouse. Walt Disney Productions: The Lion King, Theatre for a New Audience,Arts Genesis, UCSD, Grossmont College, Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos. She currently teaches at Mira Costa College, City College, University of San Diego and a Meisner Acting Technique class with New Village Arts.


MASTER OF FINE ARTS University of Montana Drama/Directing emphasis

1994 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Southern Utah University Acting

1988 William Esper Studio NY, NY: Completed 2-year actor intensive

1997 Meisner Theory and Technique Arts Genesis NY, NY

Completed summer intensive 2000 Multiple Intelligence Theory and Implementation