Lisa Troy has been teaching, directing, performing, and producing theater for over 30 years. She worked as a theater consultant for the Boston and Cambridge Public Schools for many years, as well as a teaching artist for Arts in Progress of Jamaica Plain, teaching in a variety of Boston area schools as well as community centers. She was the director of Project ECHO: Elders, Culture, History, Ourselves – a program which used the arts to celebrate the cultural heritage of several different elder populations in and around Boston, including the Cape Verdean, Haitian, and Latino communities. Lisa served as curriculum consultant and lead teacher for The Living with Aids Theater project of Boston, one of the first programs in Boston and around the country to utilize theater in the public schools to teach about HIV prevention and the AIDS crisis.
She also worked as an actor in Boston for many years, performing in shows such as The Star Spangled Revue, A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine, Quilters, Nightclub Cantata, The Foreigner, A Christmas Carol, A Rogers and Hart Revue, and Alive with AIDS – A Musical Celebration. For the past 18 years, Lisa has worked with Arts for Youth, first as a lead theater teacher, and then becoming Director of the program for the past 10 years. Arts for Youth now sponsors and produces arts programming in the Brockton Public Schools, as well as in the Bridgewater-Raynham school district, offering a variety of theater-related workshops as well as after-school programs and performances of original, curriculum- based theater.
For the past 10 years, Lisa has served as adjunct faculty member in BSU’s Theater & Dance Department.