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Lisa Railsback



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2007: Lisa Railsback resides in a ranchette on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. She has written numerous plays for both adult and young audiences, and is currently working on several novels for kids. She was the recipient of a James Michener Fellowship for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. This is where she received her MFA in Writing. She also held a Jerome Fellowship for Playwrights in Minneapolis, MN. Her work has received several honors including a Beverly Hills Theater Guild Award, a Bonderman National Playwriting for Youth Award, a Southwest Theater Association award for best play for children, and a New Visions development award from the University of West FloridA. She has an M.A. in Theater (and Playwriting) from the University of New Mexico, and a B.A. in English Literature from Lawrence University.

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        Bug Boy Blues

Bug Boy Blues

children's play inspired by Kafka's Metamorphosis. the following description is from the show's press release: "Bug Boy Blues is a fantastical journey into the mind of a young Gregor Samsa, who struggles to understand his family and make friends. 'Grade school is a horrible place,' Gregor says to the play's guide, Butterfly Girl, just before they take a ride through time to show us what it is like to be ten years old and feel invisible. Gregor faces many challenges as a young boy, and finds solace in the bug world: a place to escape the 'hustle-and-bustle' of life, freaky parents, and of course a school of kids who just don't understand. Bug Boy Blues is a play for all ages loosely based on Kafka."


1st Produced:
Looking Glass Theatre, NY     2007

the Looking Glass Theatre

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Youth Audience

Male:  3            Female:  6            Other:  -

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