Lisa Daly has a long and varied association with Jasango as an actor, producer, director, visual artist and photographer. Lisa has a degree in Theatre Arts from Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania, USA. She has since lived in Galway, Ireland for the last 12 years, where she has worked with various Theatre Companies. With Selkie Theatre in Galway she has been in productions of Laundry and Bourbon by James McLure; A Broken Moon at Midnight, a site specific work by Kerric Harvey, performed in St. Nicholas Church, Galway; and Desdemona: A play About a Handkerchief by Paula Vogel. Other roles include Ophelia in Hamlet and Ophelia, an original work (Ninth Wave Theatre Company), Stevie in The Goat, or Who is Syliva by Edward Albee (Lily Hill Productions), and Natasha in Bridget Jones's Dairy (Lily Hill Productions). Film work includes Summer of the Flying Saucer, directed by Martin Duffy and premiered at Cinemagic Film Festival, Dublin, Pull, with Pull productions, and Happy Birthday, Dear Universe, which placed second in the Offline Film Festival Short Competition in 2012.
Lisa is a photographer in both Ireland and the States, and has worked as Jasango Theatre and Selkie Theatre's production and marketing photographer over the last 10 years. She co-produced Selkie Theatre's Electric Cow: The GreenPlay Festival in Bethlehem PA, where her play Glow Worms premiered. She was also a co-producer of the festival in Birr, Co. Offaly under the name of Bo Leictreach: the GreenPlay Festival, in association with Selkie and Jasango Theatre, where she co-directed staged readings of 3 new plays with Angela Ryan. In Sepetmber 2012 she co-produced and co-directed The Mire an original work by Siobhan Donnellan with Jasango Theatre's Angela Ryan. Lisa recently played Grace in For Penguin's Sake, a new work by Angela Ryan, produced by Jasango Theatre and directed by George B. Miller of Selkie Theatre. For Penguin's Sake, a one woman play, premiered at The Galway Fringe Festival, and was selected as a feature performance for Culture Night 2012 in Co. Offaly. In June, she appears in A Broken Umbrella Theatre's Freewheelers a devised site-specific, which launches at The International Festival Of Art and Ideas in New Haven, USA. See www.artidea.org/event/2013/1271 for details.
Lisa is co-producer of the festival developing it from concept stage with her co-producers. In September, she returns to Ireland and will co-direct the festival with Angela Ryan Whyte.