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Lisa is an award-winning projection designer based in New York City. Her passion for collaborative design has allowed her the opportunities to work on a wide variety of productions ranging from Broadway to music world tours. Select video designs include: Off-Broadway: The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd (The Duke - New 42), Emojiland The Musical (Theatre Row), She Persisted (Sheen Center). New York / Regional: Drama League Gala ft. Nathan Lane (The Plaza Hotel), Broadway Bares 28 & 29 (Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids), Pedro Pan (Theatre Row), Village Orpheus (Wild Project), Merrily We Roll Along (Cape Rep Theatre), Learn to Speak Doll (Peppercorn Theatre). Select associate designs include: Music: Ariana Grande - Sweetener / thank u next (World Tour & Coachella Headline), Childish Gambino (Coachella Headline), Lady Gaga - Enigma (Las Vegas Park MGM). Broadway: Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, JUNK (Lincoln Center), Ruben and Clay's Christmas Show (Imperial Theatre), Off-Broadway: The Stone Witch (Westside Theatre Upstairs), The Spoils (The Signature). Regional: Billboard Music Awards 2019 (Las Vegas), How to Succeed... (Kennedy Center), A Perfect Harmony (Smithsonian Museum - IlluminAsia Festival). Lisa recently won a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Innovative Design for her work on Outside Paducah: The Wars at Home. Lisa is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a member of USA Local 829.


Lisa Renkel Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Projection Design

Lisa Renkel News

Review: ESPEJOS/CLEAN at Hartford Stage

Hartford Stage is presenting a remarkable and courageous New England premiere: Christine Quintana's bilingual play, Espejos/Clean. The play gives us two very different women: Adriana, from Chetumal, Mexico, who speaks Spanish and a bit of English, and Sarah, from Vancouver, who speaks only English.

ESPEJOS: CLEAN Comes to Syracuse Stage Next Month

Next up at Syracuse Stage is Espejos: Clean, written by Christine Quintana and performed in both English and Spanish with respective supertitles simultaneously, running February 15 to March 5, 2023. In cooperation with Hartford Stage, Espejos: Clean is directed by Syracuse Stage Associate Artistic Director Melissa Crespo both in Hartford, CT and Syracuse, NY.

Kate Abbruzzese and Emma Ramos to Star in ESPEJOS: CLEAN at Hartford Stage

Hartford Stage will present the New England premiere of the bilingual drama Espejos: Clean written by Christine Quintana with Spanish translation and adaptation by Paula Zelaya Cervantes. 

EMOJILAND Tour To Close Following First Stop; Production Will Be Recorded In Columbus

The producers of EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL announced that the production’s national tour will close after its opening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend. The hit 2020 Off-Broadway show was set for a seven-week tour originally scheduled to kick off on Friday, June 3rd in Columbus, Ohio and play several other cities across the United States.

BWW Review: YOGA PLAY at Geva Theatre

Geva Theatre's second-to-last production of the 2021/2022 season is a techno futuristic-feeling comedy that takes the audience deep into the sunny California culture of fitness, yoga, spiritual gurus, and their intersection with today's social media-driven, brand-obsessed world. 'Yoga Play' traffics in themes that are familiar to all of us trying to navigate an ever-increasingly online and consumeristic world, and does so with plenty of laughter and thought-provoking fodder for the audience.

EMOJILAND Comes To The Boch Center Shubert Theatre in June

The Boston premiere of EMOJILAND comes to The Boch Center Shubert Theatre from Tuesday, June 14 – Sunday, June 19, 2022. The national tour of the 2020 Off-Broadway show that wowed NYC audiences (and critics alike) with its vibrance, electric energy and heart will be stopping in seven cities across America this summer.

Cast Announced for Women-Led Production of DOM JUAN at Bard SummerScape 2022

The Fisher Center at Bard will present a bold, gender-reframed, era-transcending vision of Molière’s 1665 tragicomedy Dom Juan, conceived and directed by Ashley Tata, with a new translation from NYU Professor of ​​French Literature  and theater scholar Sylvaine Guyot and Fisher Center Artistic Director Gideon Lester.

Photos: First Look at QUEENS GIRL IN THE WORLD New York Premiere

Abingdon Theatre Company opened the New York premiere of Queens Girl in the World Sunday, April 10th at Theatre 5 in Theatre Row. Queens Girl in the World will extend for one week playing its final performance Sunday, May 8th.

Nancy Opel to Star in World Premiere of Lauren Gunderson's JUSTICE

Arizona Theatre Company's latest production captures an intimate snapshot of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor at the height of their power in an exciting world premiere.

Abingdon Theatre Company Announces Casting For QUEENS GIRL IN THE WORLD

The one woman play, written by Caleen Sinette Jennings, will star Felicia Curry as protagonist, Jacqueline Marie Butler. Curry originated the role in the third installment of the trilogy, Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains, at the Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, MD. Queens Girl in the World marks Abingdon's return to the main stage.

THE INHERITANCE, A STRANGE LOOP, and More Take Home 2020 Drama Desk Awards; Check Out the Full List!

Tune in right here at 7:30pm to watch The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards and check back for a full list of winners, updating live!

VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE! Tops List of Outer Critics Circle Honorees!

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, today announced its plans for honoring the 2019-2020 season of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

The Winners Are In for the 2020 Lucille Lortel Awards- The Full List!

Mario Cantone will host this year's Lucille Lortel Awards, which are being presented as a virtual broadcast and benefit for The Actors Fund on Sunday, May 3, at 7pm. The online event will bring together theatre performers, industry veterans, and fans worldwide in a celebration of Off-Broadway.

Breaking: 2020 Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List!

The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards has partnered with 'Stars in the House' to live stream this year's Nominations. Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the hosts of the virtual daily series benefiting the Actors Fund, will announce the nominees.

Breaking: THE WRONG MAN, A STRANGE LOOP & More Nominated for Lucille Lortel Awards- Updating Live!

Nominations for the 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced today by theatre veterans Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer. The Awards will be presented during a special online event on Sunday, May 3, broadcast on the official website - - beginning at 7:00pm ET. A virtual 'host' and presenters will be announced at a later date. As always, the Lortel Awards will be a benefit for The Actors Fund and fans are encouraged to make donations at The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.

EMOJILAND Cancels Tonight's Performance

Emojiland has canceled its performances this evening due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Emojiland Cast To Celebrate Cast Album Release On March 23 at Barnes & Noble

The cast of EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL will celebrate their cast album release at 7PM on Monday, March 23, at Barnes & Noble's 150 East 86th St. location.

POETIC LICENSE: RENEWAL, The 9th Annual Festival Of New Poetic Theater, is Coming To The Wild Project

Poetic Theater Productions has announced their annual festival of new poetic theater, Poetic License: Renewal. In honor of a new decade, and in celebration of 10 years of poetic theater, this year's festival will feature live performances from Wednesday, March 4th through Sunday, March 8th at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street. The 2020 Poetic License festival will highlight poetry and theatrical collaborations that place an emphasis on this year's theme - renewal - evoking that which makes us new, fresh, or strong again.

Taylor Iman Jones Will Temporarily Join the Cast of EMOJILAND, Stepping in for Lesli Margherita

Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Taylor Iman Jones will temporarily join the cast of Emojiland The Musical, stepping into the role of Princess for Lesli Margherita who will be away for one week (Feb 18 - 23, a total of 8 performances), fulfilling a prior obligation.

Shelby Acosta, Karl Skyler Urban and More Join EMOJILAND; New Cast Members Announced

Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Shelby Acosta and Karl Skyler Urban have joined the cast of Emojiland as understudies, along with Geena Quintos who has joined the company as a swing. 


Lisa Renkel has been nominated for Outstanding Projection Design at the Drama Desk Awards for the show Emojiland. She has also received a nomination for Outstanding Projection Design at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same show, Emojiland.

Lisa Renkel has won the Outstanding Projection Design award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her work on the Broadway show Emojiland.

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