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About Lisa Mayo (1924-2013)

Founding Member


Lisa Mayo studied at the New York School of Music and is a classically trained mezzo-soprano. She also studied with Uta Hagen, Robert Lewis, and Walt Witcover, as well as Charles Nelson Riley for Musical Comedy. She is a founding member of Spiderwoman Theater and with them has written and performed in at least 20 original works for the theatre. She has toured to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China and throughout Canada and the United States. 

She has created two one-woman shows, The Pause That Refreshes and My Sister Ate Dirt. She was a featured actor in the Conway and Pratt production of A Woman’s Work is Never Done. She taught theatre crafts and acting to young people as part of the Minnesota Native American AIDS Task Force and has directed the Native American Actor’s Showcase at the American Indian Community House (AICH). She served on the Board of Directors of The American Indian Community House from 1998-2007. Her one-woman show Among the Living was presented at La MaMa E.T.C. in March as part of The Elder’s Project. 

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