Lisa Erickson


Lisa Wagner Erickson is a playwright, theatre artist, and educator based in Denver, Colorado. Her full-length plays include The Mrs. Wheatland Pageant, Brianna Just Wants to Help, and The Title IX Emergency Response Team Has Some Issues. A True West Award winner, she has also been a semi-finalist for PlayPenn, Landing Theatre's New American Voices, and the KCACTF 10-Minute Play Award. Her plays have been developed and/or produced in New York City, Boston, Sacramento, Las Cruces, and Denver by Estrogenius Extended at Manhattan Theatre Source, Stickball Productions, Lesley University, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, No Strings Theatre Company, And Toto too Theatre Company, the Lulubird Project, and the Edge Theatre, among others.

The Mrs. Wheatland Pageant received a premiere in March 2019 by the Lulubird Project at Theater 29 in Denver and was subsequently produced in New Mexico by No Strings Theatre Company at the Black Box Theater in Los Cruces in September 2019.

​Her short play Step On Me has been produced in Boston and California. A Boston Globe review called Step On Me, “a hilarious short play that toys with one woman’s obsession with her bathroom scale.”

Other plays include Do It For Francine (Dirtyfish Theater), There’s No Place Like Gnome (Lulubird Project; And Toto too Theatre Company), We’re Perfect for Each Other (And Toto too Theatre Company), But I’m A Witch(semi finalist: 10 x 10 In the Triangle Play Festival; reading: Playwrights of the Western Region Conference), and Ed’s Dead (reading: Denver Heat).

Lisa is a co-founder and Creative Director of Theater 29, a playwright-driven Denver venue, founder and Artistic Director of the Lulubird Project, and a member of the Dramatists Guild.

She has been a featured playwright at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Local Playwrights Slam and a guest artist at the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing for Stage & Screen from Lesley University and teaches playwriting at the Community College of Denver.