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Photo by Ethan Hill

Lisa Stephen Friday (she, her, hers) is a Singer, Musician, Actor, and Theater Maker based in New York City. Lisa’s work as an author and composer includes her one-woman show TRANS AM and the musical DOLL/GIRL about the life and work of Greer Lankton. In 2022, TRANS AM received its world premiere at the Keegan Theater in Washington DC and was featured in the Hangar Theater’s summer season. Trans Am made it’s New York City primer at Joe’s Pub this past March. In 2023, DOLL/GIRL had its first public presentation at Judson Memorial Church where Lisa and DOLL/GIRL co-creator Joseph Ritsch were featured as the artist in residence at Judson Memorial Church. TRANS AM and DOLL/GIRL will be featured at Joe’s Pub in the winter and Spring of 2024.

 

From 2000-2006, Lisa fronted and wrote the songs for the band Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday. Lisa and Girl Friday were a featured act at NYC’s most notorious rock club CBGB’s and one of the headlining acts at the monthly party Homocorp. Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday were also one of the few Trans fronted bands at the time that were being featured at pride events around the country where they shared the stage with bands such as The Psychedelic Furs, The Motels, and Pat Benatar.

 

In the Fall of 2022, Lisa stepped back into the spotlight as an actor and performed the role of Maura in the workshop of Transparent by Joey and Faith Soloway and directed by Tina Landau. She then joined the cast of Robert O’Hara’s Barbecue at the Human Race theater in the role of Adlene, and this spring will be featured in Pipeline Theatre Company's World Premiere of House of Telescopes. Prior to her years with Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday Lisa worked as an actor and singer in NYC performing in numerous regional productions in theaters such as Goodspeed Opera House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Ordway Theater. In 1999, Lisa toured the country in the National touring company of the Buddy Holly Story.

UPCOMING EVENTS

TRANS AM @ Joe's Pub — January 29, 2024

DOLL/GIRL @ Joe's Pub — April 15, 2024

HOUSE OF TELESCOPES, Pipeline Theatre Company — March 22nd - April 21st

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