Lisa Among Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2016

Every year, Chris Jones, columnists and theatre critic comes up with a list. This list is made up of acting professionals who have been working in Chicago and killing the theatre scene in Chicago. Check out full list and bios HERE.   Here’s my timeline of some of the work I’ve done in Chicago.  

The Second City’s e.t.c. 40th Revue – A Red Line Runs Through It

I’m very excited to be apart of my second review at The Second City. After 14 weeks of rehearsing and writing, the new revue is here! A Red Line Runs Through It is Second City e.t.c.’s 40th Revue written and performed by Lisa Beasley (ME!), Aasia LaShay Bullock, Peter Kim, Katie Klein, Julie Machiano, and […]

“For Real, America!?” Comes Back to iO Nov 6

Sarah and Sheedz are back at iO for ONE NIGHT ONLY to perform their original one-act sketch revue! Friday, NOV 6, 2015 at 10:30pm come and see what had a sold-out audience on their feet and talking for days. As their director, working with these two talented writers has been a wonderful experience and I […]

Lisa Beasley Directs Two Person Sketch Show in Chicago

            I’m using a different part of my brain and stepping off stage to direct Sarah Dell’Amico & Rashida “Sheedz” Olayiwola in their upcoming 1 Act Sketch Revue “For Real, America.” This comedy duo met during the 2015 Bob Curry Fellowship and knew they had to write a show together. I’m […]

Second City e.t.c. Adds Extra Summer Shows

On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015, Second City e.t.c. begins it’s summer show schedule! You can now catch our 39th Revue, Soul Brother Where Art Thou?, Wednesdays-Sundays. Get show info and TICKETS HERE

Second City e.t.c 39th Revue Opens: Soul Brother, Where Art Thou?

It’s finally here and it’s happening. For the past three months, I haven’t been in hiding but I’ve been creating an awesome show with a crazily talented group of comedians at The Second City. When I was hired to be apart of the Second City e.t.c Ensemble, I was happy that a dream was coming […]

Lisa B. Joins The Second City e.t.c. Ensemble!

I am extremely proud to announce that I will be joining The Second City e.t.c. Ensemble in 2015! After touring with Mighty Mighty BlueCo for five months, I am excited that fellow BlueCo member Scott Morehead is joining me along with fellow Bob Curry fellow, Rashawn Scott!! We’re in awesome company with returning cast members […]

Am I Talented or Black?: My Response to Shonda Rhimes’ Acceptance Speech

In the summer of 2002, during our yearly trips to Blytheville, Arkansas, our family, my aunts, uncles, and a host of cousins gathered in my Grandma’s living room. It was the day before my 16th birthday. Amidst the laughter synchronizing with adult conversations and kids playing, I sat next to my Grandma with my eyes […]

Holidazed and Confused Upcoming Shows

We are off the road and home for the holidays for The Second City’s Holidazed and Confused at Up Comedy club. Get your tickets and show times this week HERE.

Upcoming Shows Thanksgiving Week!

Come celebrate Thanksgiving with The Second City this Holiday Season. Check out the schedule below! Learn more about the cast and buy tickets HERE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014 – Holidazed &  Confused; Up Comedy Club; 8PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014, – Holidazed & Confused; Up Comedy Club; 8pm SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014 – Holidazed & Confused; […]