When The Keegan Theatre decided to mount my one-woman show TRANS AM for their 25th Anniversary Season, I had no idea that they were about to ignite a fire in me that had laid dormant for over 15 years! I think it’s safe to say that since that extraordinary experience – I am officially Treading the Boards Again!
As Keegan celebrates the end of its amazing 26th season and approaches its 27th season in 2023-2024, I want give a little bit back to this amazing theater company that has given me so much over the past few years. Come out and celebrate with me as I sing my way through myriad covers, ranging from Nico to Prince, original songs from DOLL/GIRL, a new musical, and of course a few tunes from TRANS AM.
Ticket sales to benefit the 2023-2024 season at Keegan.
LISA STEPHEN FRIDAY (she/her/hers) is a singer, musician, actor, and playwright based in Washington, DC. Her most notable work is with the New York City rock band Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday. From 2000-2006, Lisa and Girl Friday were a featured act at NYC’s most notorious rock club CBGB’s and one of the headlining acts at the monthly party Homocorp. Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday were also one of the few queer bands at the time that were being featured at Pride events around the country where they shared the stage with bands such as The Psychedelic Furs, The Motels, and Pat Benatar.
Prior to her years with Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday, Lisa worked as an actor and singer in NYC, performing in numerous regional productions in theaters such as Goodspeed Opera House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Ordway Theater. In 1999, Lisa toured the country in the national touring company of THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY.
Lisa is also the author of her one-woman autobiographical musical TRANS AM. The show received its world premiere at The Keegan Theatre in January of 2022 and was featured in the Hangar Theater’s 2022 season.
Lisa also has an extensive career on the production side of theater as well. She spent 10 years as the foreman of the Stephanie P. McClelland Drama Theatre at the Julliard School in New York and was an associate technical director of Williamstown Theater Festival in Western Massachusetts and of the Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia. Lisa currently works as a project manager for Barbizon Lighting in Washington, DC where she manages the installation of performance lighting and rigging systems in new construction and renovations of performing arts venues, museums, and television studios. Her current project includes Studio Theater in Washington, DC, College of William and Mary, Maryland Public Television, and the Futures Exhibit which is currently on display at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building on the National Mall. In her spare time, you can find Lisa at the Washington Ballet where she is dismantling her imposter syndrome of being a dancer one failed pirouette at a time.