Lisa Bruna


Lisa Bruna is an award-winning playwright whose original works have been produced throughout the United States, from California to New York to Florida.


Her play INVASION earned Lisa a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Short Script (2015) and a Best Playwright designation in Manhattan Theatre Source’s 15th Annual EstroGenius Festival (2014).

Others of Lisa’s one-acts have won Audience Favorite, Best Script, and Best Playwright awards in various playwriting festivals throughout the country.

Several of Lisa’s plays are published in anthologies, including The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2017 from Smith & Kraus (GOLD STANDARD); 5-Minute Plays, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2017 (KNOCKOUT); 5-Minute Plays for Teens, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2017 (FAKING IT); The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2016 from Smith & Kraus (Typical Tina from MEDIUM RARE); and The Book of EstroGenius: A Celebration of Female Voices, PlaySource, 2012 (REDEMPTION).

Her full-length children's play, OPERATION ODDBALL, was selected from a national search as a top-three finalist in the 2014 Annual Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival. In 2016, it was published by Twisted Plays and is available for licensing from their Junior Drama catalog.


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Short Plays by Lisa Bruna

Playwright Résumé


Honorable Mention
William Faulkner Literary Competition
New Albany, MS

First Place, Writing Excellence & Artistic Value
Annual New Play Festival, Theatre Workshop of Owensboro
Owensboro, KY

Third Place Audience Favorite
23RD Annual International Playwriting Festival, Camino Real Playhouse
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Outstanding Original Short Script
New York Innovative Theatre Award
New York, NY

Best Playwright
15TH Annual EstroGenius Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source
New York, NY