One of Five Lesbian Brothers and a Guggenheim Fellow, Lisa Kron mixes comedy and tragedy in a way that comes naturally to a Jewish gay girl raised in the Midwest. She says, “…Judaism, you know, is viewed in the Midwest as kind of an accessory that you wear on top of your Christianity.” Her breakout work as a playwright and actress was 2.5 Minute Ride, juxtaposing a visit to Auschwitz with her family's annual trips to an amusement park in Ohio. The play received an OBIE Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations, and an L.A. Drama-Logue Award. Her autobiographical work Well earned two Tony nominations including one for her as best actress. Her queer mix of solemnity and laughs makes her ideal for adapting, with Jeanine Tesori, Alison Bechdel's Fun Home as a musical. Do whatever you must to attend the sneak peek performance at the Public in September. A New Yorker since 1984, Kron teaches playwrighting at the Yale Drama School.