Alison Lyssa


Alison Lyssa is a playwright, workshop leader, dramaturg, script editor, community theatre worker and teacher of writing for performance. She often teaches at WEA, Sydney, and has taught at the University of Western Sydney (2006) and the University of Technology, Sydney (1999 to 2002). Having gained her Masters Degree from Macquarie University with a thesis entitled 'Performing Australia's Black and White History', Alison has embarked on a PhD. A founding member and for many years a Board member of Playworks, the network for Australian women writers for performance, Alison was a member of the International Advisory Board of Women Playwrights International (1987-88 and 1998-2000), and worked for the Australian Centre of the International Theatre Institute (1985-87). Her play 'Dead Men's Trousers' was workshopped at the WPI Conference, Galway (1997). Other plays include 'Pinball' (1981); 'The Hospital Half Hour' (1983) and 'The Boiling Frog' (1984).

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