Student Profile

Lisa Quoresimo
Performance Studies

Lisa Quoresimo is an award-winning director, performer, playwright and composer. Most recently she played the role of “Masha in Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike,” and directed Margaret Laurena Kemp in her original piece, “An Untitled Project Involving Bodies, Dirt and Space” in performances in Davis, San Jose, and Minneapolis. As the artistic director of the Kairos Theatre in NYC, Lisa produced and directed upwards of thirty shows. She served for many years as the director for the Mainstage Ensemble at MYT in San Francisco, directing and developing new musical works. Her vocal students have been seen on Broadway, national tours, and in the Vienna Boys Choir. She has served on the faculties of NYU and the Manhattan School of Music, and is  is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Performance Studies at UC Davis, researching the intersection of gender, voice and bodily practice. 

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