Queer Memoir: Regrets

15 Aug

Storytelling EventDear Folks,

I will be telling a story at Queer Memoir on Friday evening, August 25th – at the Branded Saloon in Brooklyn. The theme for this evening is: Regret.

I have multiple regrets, only of which a small fraction can be shared in one story. Though I’ll be crying on the inside, I hope you’ll be laughing and learn from my mistakes! I’ll be telling a story along with these other regretful (or perhaps un-regretful?) folks: Ashlynn Salzano, Virginia Vitzthum, Priya Arora, Rathini Kandavel and Kelli Dunham!

FYI, Queer Memoir is an  NYC-based storytelling event for the entire lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender nonconforming community.

DATE: Friday, August 25
TIME: 7pm – 10pm
LOCATION: Branded Saloon – 603 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238 (Between Bergen St. & St, Marks Avenue)
CLOSEST SUBWAYS: C to Clinton-Washington, 2/3 to Bergen St., B/Q to 7th Ave.


Best Comedy Show in NYC!

26 Jun

Folks – I’ve said RUNNIN’ ON EMPTY was the best comedy show in NYC. And I can’t believe I will be in it this Thursday, June 29, 2017! Ticket are ONLY $3 and the line up includes:

Matteo Lane (Late Night with Seth Meyers)
Sydnee Washington (The UnOfficial Expert Podcast)
Sam Taggart (Brooklyn Magazine‘s “50 Funniest People”)
Lisa Haas (Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, The Foxy Merkins, Catfight)
Andrea Simons (Refinery29, RIOT)

The doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Location: (le) poisson rouge at 158 Bleecker Street. (X Sullivan and Thompson Streets). Closest subway: A, C, B, D, F, M to West 4th Street station.

Come on down and see the the show!   See my official website for more!

UN-Bad Reading at Queer Art Organics

23 Apr

Hello Folks.

For a good time, please come see my reading of an excerpt from my comic work-in-progress, “UN-Bad”.

This event is FREE and will be in NYC at Dixon Place on Tuesday, May 9th at 7:30PM “sharp!” (Doors open at 7PM.)

I will be on a double bill with comedian Jes Tom in Queer Art Organics — A monthly program at Dixon Place! The show is only one hour! One and done! Plus, Dixon Place has a delightful bar in the event you would like to enjoy a alcoholic or non-alcoholic cocktail or beverage. Details below. 

Thank you,
Lisa Haas

~ Queer Art Organics – Curated by Aimee Herman, featuring Lisa Haas and Jes Tom
~ Dixon Place – 161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey.
~ Closest subway stops: F to 2nd Ave, J/Z to Bowery, 6 to Spring. M to Essex, B/D to Grand
~ Doors open at 7PM Show start at 7:30PM “sharp!”

Queer Art Organics

26 Aug
Queer Art Organics

The Way Lucy Likes It

Howdy folks. Just want to spread the word the I will be reading from my work-in-progress in NYC at Dixon Place for the Queer Art Organics series on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

This event is FREE and is curated by Aimee Herman. Kyle Daileda and Patrick Neuman will also be reading from their work that evening. It’s an easy breezy hour long event taking place in the lounge at Dixon Place where there is a bar to get beverages should you so desire!

Halloween is Coming. Codependent Misery.

28 Oct



Stuck for something to watch this Halloween? Thank you DIVA for suggesting folks check out the campy and hilarious “Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same.”


And speaking of spooky halloween flicks, check out Tessa Rack’s Bitch Flicks article “Domestic Terrorism: Feminized Violence in ‘Misery’.”




The Renaissance of Women in Entertainment: Panel Discussion

18 Oct

Newfest panel

Dear Folks – if you are in NYC for Newfest 2015, please pop into the panel discussion on THE RENAISSANCE OF WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT on Saturday, October 24, 2015. 10:30 a.m.

I’m so excited to be on a panel with Rose Troche (Writer-Director-Producer, The L Word, Go Fish), Nneka Onuorah (Doc Filmmaker: The Same Difference), Allie Esslinger (Producer of Marketing & Distribution),  and Susan Stover (producer). Plus, it’s presented in partnership with the awesome New York Women in Film And Television, Film Fatales & Alliance of Women Directors – AWD.

Here’s what the panel is about: In a year where the spotlight is firmly on female filmmakers, women in entertainment take the stage to share their stories. Expect to hear anecdotes, insights, and advice as well as uncensored reactions to the recent media coverage addressing women in film. New York Women In Film & Television’s Executive Director Terry Lawler moderates a conversation that you won’t want to miss.


8 Aug

I am thrilled to announce that I am in comedy director Stefanie Sparks‘ upcoming feature movie IN CASE OF EMERGENCY


Folks, this flick stars Ann Carr, Phoebe Robinson and Jennie Ruiza. Check out the Indeigogo campaign and please spread the word and/or give some support to indie comedy if you can! We’re not proud, any little bit helps even if it’s just $5!

Netflix Names CODEPENDENT in Top 10 Lesbian Films!

24 Jul

Netflix listed CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME in in their Top 10 Lesbian Films!

Date night! 😉


Theatre Company of Special Needs Performers get Funky with Shakespeare

9 Jun
Please help me spread the word about the amazing special needs theatre company: DreamStreet.
Based in Brooklyn, NY, DreamStreet is an important creative resource in the special needs community. Their mission is to create a socially creative community for special needs individuals with a passion for performance to grow their talents and show the world just how uniquely able they are.
This company will be performing their first classical production of Midsummer Night’s Dreaming this coming June 12 & 13. (Details below.)
If you know any special needs individuals or families in the NYC area with special needs who would have an interest in seeing this upcoming production, interested in DreamStreet summer workshops, or becoming a company member, please help spread the word about this unique organization!
Midsummer Night’s Dreaming is a contemporary(ish) twist on William Shakespeare’s tale of runaway brides, funky fairies and tinkers with talent. Show dates/times: Friday, June 12 & Saturday, June 13, 2015 @ 7:30pm at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025. Advance tickets are available: HERE.
Photos of DreamStreet cast members by Kendra Heisler.

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2 Jun


Be a part of Asbury Park’s Pride and see my one-act twisted-queer comedy STACKED: A DEVIANT DOCTORAL DISSERTATION. It will run in the La Strada Ensemble Theater’s Rainbow Festival on:

Friday, June 5th at 7pm
Saturday, June 6th at 7pm
Thursday, June 11th at 7pm
Saturday June 13th at 2pm

STACKED is directed by Thomas Ryan Ward and stars Erica Beverly Kostyz and is about Sylvia, a Ph.D. student with a crackpot theory about the correlation between breast size and industrial deep-frying equipment, is on the verge of completing her dissertation after 15 years of research. However, her conspiracy theories, delusions of scholarly grandeur, and prohibited snacking in the library is closely monitored by the gun-toting library security guard, who lies in wait for her to break the ‘No Food or Drink’ policy. Stacked is Master Class meets Bevis & Butthead, with Sylvia, the terminal student and her various nemeses heading for a collision of bodacious tatas and academic ruination.

Stacked will be a part of an evening of one-acts. You’ll get to also see:

Doug Bollinger’s SLEEPOVER
Stephen Kaplan’s FOR UNTO US
A.J. Ciccotelli’s THE HISTORY OF US

LOCATION: Jersey Shore Art Center, 66 South Main Street in Ocean Grove, 3rd Floor

Advance tickets: http://www.lastradaensemble.org/
General admission $15
Students & Seniors $!0

AND THERE’S EVEN MORE GOING ON at this festival for all you Jersey Shore LGBT celebrators!

Thu June 4 at 7pm ~ Sat June 6 at 2pm ~ Fri June 12 at 7pm and Sat June 13 at 2pm see:

BUDDIES by W. Allen Wrede
CRUSH by Jen DiOrio 
HAPPY WANDER by Nancy Beverly

Sun June 14 at 2 & 6pm see the workshop production of a new musical RIPPLED REFLECTIONS

And don’t forget about the reading series!
Sun June 7 at 1pm hear one-acts by Barbara Kahn and Pennell Somsen.

Sun June 7 at 3pm hear KILLING KITTENS by Mark A. Ridge and a piece by Paul Elliot on Tue June 9 at 7pm

LOCATION – shows will be at the Jersey Shore Art Center, 66 South Main Street in Ocean Grove, 3rd Floor and at Prohibition, 531 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park.

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