Under Construction: Here Comes the Night
When Olivia, a musician’s wife and climate science advocate, invites Maggie, an old friend turned social media influencer, to spend the weekend while she has an at-home abortion, she doesn’t realize that Maggie, although well-intended, is about to throw Olivia off course. And actually, these women of different generations, are about to change each other’s lives – all because of a woman’s right to choose. As both struggle with their decisions, they ultimately help each other in ways they hadn’t expected, or imagined. What happens when a woman’s right to choose becomes a litmus test for all of her life choices?
Lisa Kenner Grissom is an award-winning LA-based playwright and producer whose work explores dynamic social issues through intimate relationships. Her award-winning short film Tattoo You is based on her one-act of the same name (Winner, Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival), and has screened at festivals nationally and internationally. Full-length plays include: Here Comes The Night (Semi-Finalist, Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival), Motherland (Finalist, Jewish Plays Project and part of 2020 National Tour); Semi-Finalist, Princess Grace Fellowship) Four Chambers (Winner, Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Award), Building The Perfect Chair (Finalist, TruVoices) and Shelter (Semi-Finalist, PlayPenn). In addition, her work has been recognized as a finalist for the Ashland New Play Festival, O’Neill National Playwright Conference, The Lark, Playwrights’ Center and Heideman Award. Short plays are published by Smith & Kraus. Lisa twice attended the O’Neill Playwrights Conference as a Kennedy Center Fellow. Her work has been presented/developed at The Kennedy Center, Antaeus Theatre Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Chalk Rep, Clurman Theater, Inkwell Theater, Moving Arts, Manhattan Theatre Source, Road Theatre. Originally from Boston, Lisa is a proud member of the Playwrights Union, Dramatist Guild, and Antaeus Playwrights Lab.