The Butcher of Baraboo at A Red Orchid Theatre, Chicago, 2012
Past productions include Diversey Harbor
, Killing Women
, The Chicago Landmark Project: State & Madison: The Grid
(Theatre Seven), Hickorydickory
and Ten Cent Night
(Chicago Dramatists), Psalms of a Questionable Nature
(Rivendell Theatre), The Butcher of Baraboo
(Steppenwolf Theatre's First Look Rep & A Red Orchid Theatre). Her plays have been produced Off Broadway at Second Stage, at Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, and most recently at Moxie Theatre (San Diego) and The Road Theatre (Los Angeles). She's been commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre, and her new play Mud Blue Sky
will premier next season at Baltimore CENTERSTAGE.
Chicago Reader named her Best Playwright in the 2008 "Best of Chicago" issue, and she received the 2009 Wendy Wasserstein Playwriting Prize. Marisa is a staff writer for The Paper Machete, a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and a founding company member of Theatre Seven of Chicago.