Kellye Howard & Brandi Denise Host Two Queens, 1 Mic

Did you know that every month I produce a show with comedians Kellye Howard and Brandi Denise. This Friday, June 30, 2017, Two Queens, 1 Mic will be back at The Revival Theatre with guest, Michael Issac! I really excited about this show and what it has grown to be. Looking forward to producing more […]

Meet the Founders of The Nova Collective!

 I co-founded a company! We are The Nova Collective and I’m excited to announce our company and my role as Creative Director! We are committed to elevating underrepresented voices in corporate spaces. We are a female owned company devoted to representation. OUR WEBSITE LAUNCHED TODAY and follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, & TWITTER. LB

Lisa Beasley to Host Growing Concerns Poetry Fundraiser | June 3rd

June 3rd, I’ll be hosting RISE UP! A fundraiser for Growing Concerns Poetry Collective’s multi-genre album! It’s highly recommended that you buy your TICKETS ONLINE HERE. $10 General Admission $15 General Admission + Merch (free download card w/ 3 GC tracks + original GC poster print)   FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: DARYN ALEXUS // soul singer goddess DEWAYNE […]

Lisa Beasley Hosts Two Queens, 1 Mic at Revival Theater

Between traveling, auditioning, mothering, and sitting at home waiting for Windy City Live to call me, I produce a comedy show with my friends. Created by Kellye Howard & Brandi Denise, Two Queens, 1 Mic is a comedy show featuring the two comics that have been crushing shows all of the the world. Featuring Chicago’s […]

Sheedz and Lisa presents: Black History Month Tips For Wypipo

Ahhh, what would American history be without The Blacks? NOTHING. Sheedz and I will be spreading knowledge for the wypipo in our lives today via Facebook Live. Check back on the site tomorrow in case you miss it. We’ll provide a comprehensive reading list complete with bullet points and common sense things you should already […]

Lisa Beasley Launches Platform Featuring Black Women in Comedy

I’ve had a hard time, like most black women, with discrimination in comedy. It’s made me angry, depressed, I’ve cussed a lot of people out and I felt lonely until I started hanging out with other black female comics. All I want to do is slang these jokes – what’s all this extra racism and […]

Lisa Beasley Produces Comedy Show for eta Creative Arts Foundation. This Friday Only.

How did I start acting in Chicago? In 2010, I left LA because I didn’t have any money after I graduated from acting school and moved back to Gary, IN.  Gary. Indiana. 3 years earlier, I had just graduated from college in Memphis, TN and I took my lucrative JAZZ DEGREE. to my first job […]

AASIA BULLOCK AND LISA BEASLEY PERFORM AT SALONATHON. AGAIN!

Happy New Year! I am so excited about the first performance of 2017 – Salonathon in Chicago! This month is co-curated by Mckenzie Chinn and Jane Beachy. Can’t wait! The theme for this month’s Salonathon is RESIST – so yeah, come see what that means to me and Aasia. Who else is presenting? ALYSSA GREGORY […]

Chicago’s 2016 Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Announced

I am honored to be among such amazing talent in this year’s nominees for the Equity Jeff Awards. Special shout our category filled with my Black Ensemble Theatre family and cast mate PETER KIM! See Full list of nominees HERE LB   Lisa is a actor, writer, and comedian from Gary, IN. She currently performing […]

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.