Lisa Kron

Burian Lecture Series on Life in the Performing Arts

7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9,  2020
Campus Center West Auditorium, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany NY 12222. See map.
Free and open to the public.

Lisa Kron, actress and playwright, wrote the lyrics and book for the hit Broadway musical, "Fun Home," winner of three Tony Awards in 2015: Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.


A story of family and sexual awakening, and the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist, "Fun Home" is a musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s bestselling graphic memoir of the same name. Ben Brantley of the New York Times called it, “a beautiful heartbreaker of a musical.”


Kron is also a founder of the award-winning theatre company, The Five Lesbian Brothers, renowned for absurdist humor and the puncturing of lesbian stereotypes. She received the 27th Annual Kleban Prize in 2017 for the most promising musical theatre librettist; the award includes a $100,000 prize.

Presented by the UAlbany Theatre Program and the Jarka and Grayce Burian Endowment in collaboration with the NYS Writers Institute

Photo credit: Eva Weiss

About the Burian Lecture Series

The Burian Lecture Series on Life in the Performing Arts brings leading scholars and practitioners of the art of the theatre to the Albany campus. 

Funded by Jarka and Grayce Susan Burian, two of the Capital District's leading theatrical educators and artists, the lecture honors Dr. Burian's long and influential service at the University. 

Previous Burian Lecture guests include Tina Howe, John Lahr, Harold Gould, Ruby Dee, Wallace Shawn, Michael Mayer, A.R. Gurney, Rita Moreno, Chris Durang, Eugene Lee, Charlayne Woodard among others. See the complete list of Burian Lecture guest speakers.


NYS Writers Institute

Science Library 320

University at Albany

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

(518) 442-5620

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