What others say...

About my writing

"The play [Solomon's Blade] immediately grabbed our attention with its high stakes and the compelling moral quandary at its core. We especially enjoyed seeing intelligent female characters and multi-generational relationships front and center"

Rachel Lerner-Ler, Artistic Associate, Cleveland Play House

"Solomon's Blade has truly unique and interesting subject matter, fascinating characters"

Philip Himberg, Producting Artistic Director, Sundance Theatre Program

"Solomon's Blade is a very promising and truly inventive new work"

Martin Benson, Artistic Director, South Coast Repertory

"Solomon's Blade explores a charged and divisive issue approached in a very personal way, maintaining the complexity of the ideas while also finding rich, theatrical and emotionally resonanat metaphors and images that communicate those ideas effectively"

Tanya Palmer, Literary Manager, The Goodman Theatre

"I found the characters in [Have a Heart] particularly stong and was really drawn to your use of language. ...your script stands out among the hundreds we receive every year. Consider this an open invitation to submit your work."

Meredith McDonough, Director of New Works, Theatre West

Associate Artistic Director, Actor's Theatre of Louisville

"We were intrigued by the questions tackled about the ethics that come into play in Have a Heart. These seemingly intelligent characters are struggling to convince themselves that something so blatantly unethical can still be construed positively."

"You have gracefully framed major world issues in an intimate family setting in Solomon's Blade. Hannah remains charmingly innocent despite her action and we found Sarrah's story quite moving."

Annie MacRae, Literary Manager, Manhattan Theatre Club

About me as arts educator

"I have observed many classes at the Center for Talent Development and Lisa's was certainly one of the best I've seen.  She facilitated an extremely thoughtful and engaging discussion and one that challenged all of her students."

Joe Salvator, Director Summer Programs, Northwestern University,

Center for Talent Development

"Lisa Beth Allen is an artist and educator of extraordinary talent and insight. She works exceptionally with arts educators as well as with teachers new to the realms of creative process. She is patient, caring, passionate and bright in her work and likewise, she has a truly heartfelt manner in working with children of all ages."

Philip HImberg, Artistic Director, Sundance Institute Theatre Program

"Lisa has tremendous skills in communicating clearly with all ages. Her personality is appealing, infectiously joyful and motivating to the accomplishment of a higher standard and the well-being of all concerned in the process. She is visionary in her approach to supporting and developing the larger picture of arts education in Utah.

Carol Ann Goodson, Ph.D., State Fine Arts Specialist

Utah State Office of Education