Lisa Anne Porter has performed with numerous repertory companies and Shakespeare festivals throughout the country including the American Conservatory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theatre, Aurora Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, the Magic Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare/Santa Cruz, Shakespeare Festival/LA, Center Repertory Theatre, SF Playhouse, BRAVA Theatre Center, Shakespeare & Company, Syracuse Stage, Sacramento Theatre Company, GeVa Theatre Company, and Boston Theatreworks. She will be playing Julia in Pam MacKinnon’s production Fefu and Her Friends at the American Conservatory Theatre in April of 2022. She recently workshopped and originated the role of Suzanne in Eureka Day, Theresa in The Eva Trilogy and performed the role of Erica in the West Coast premiere of A Bright Half Life. She has coached voice and dialect in over seventy productions nationwide, including the SF production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
She is currently the Head of Acting and Dialects for the MFA program at the American Conservatory Theatre. She has served on the faculties of Syracuse University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford University, San Francisco State University, Shakespeare & Company, The Tepper Center in NYC, Naropa University, California Shakespeare Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Academy of Art University. She has a B.A. from Wesleyan University, an M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theatre, a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership from Cornell University and is a designated Linklater Voice Teacher.
She is currently the Interim Resident Director for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. Other directing credits include A Will of One’s Own for Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Syracuse University, Proof, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and It’s a Wonderful Life for Town Hall Theatre and numerous projects in the MFA program at the American Conservatory Theatre.