Lisa Kirazian is a writer of plays, screenplays, articles and The Music We Made novel series. Her plays have been produced and published nationwide and she has directed for stage and screen. Her latest produced plays include "Soul Fire" (2018), “All I Do for You” (2019) and "On Air" (2016) in San Diego. Her articles have appeared in The Dramatist, Los Angeles Times, Performing Arts Magazine, NPR/KPBS Radio, and the San Diego Union Tribune.
Lisa was born and raised in San Diego and is a graduate of Stanford University. Her writing mentors have included Anna Deavere Smith, Paul Peterson, Janet Tiger, and Paula Vogel. She resides with her husband Steve and two daughters in San Diego, where they are very involved in the Armenian community. Lisa serves on several arts boards and is a popular speaker.
Is a play of monologues about the Armenian experience in the homeland and the U.S. Written during Armenia’s first Karabagh war with Azerbaijan in the early 1990’s, the play reflects the duality of the writer’s experience of being in Armenia during the war, and the challenges of growing up in an Armenian-American family in the US. It was first produced by the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA), at the Barrow Theater, New York City, 2006.