As a director and devisor, I prioritize athletic physicality, dynamic visuals, and text conceptualized broadly to include written words, objects, bodies, space, sound, and image. I think of my directing and devising work as discovering, developing, and sustaining the breath of a piece. The breath is key to rhythm, pacing, image, character, space and story.

Projects

Good Kids

 

November 2015, Henry Heymann Theatre University of Pittsburgh Stages

 

By Naomi Iizuka

 

Co-Directed with Kimberly Parker Griffin

 

Lights: Annmarie Duggan

Set: Gianni Downs

Costumes: Karen Gilmer

Sound: Kim Potenga

 

Photos: courtesy of University of Pittsburgh

 

Dramaturgy site created and managed by Dr. Deirdre O'Rourke

 

Press:

PIttsburgh CityPaper, November 18 2015

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 9 2015

WESA FM, November 17 2015

'Burgh Vivant, November 22 2015

Angelus Novus

 

May 2015, The Celebration Barn

South Paris ME

 

Directed by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta; Conceptualized by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta and Melinda Ferraraccio

 

Devised with Melinda Ferraraccio, Chandra Owenby Hopkins, Joe Carlson, Kimberly Parker Griffin, Tonia Sina

 

Exploring witness, international photojournalism and justice in relation to war and displacement

 

Initial development supported by a show incubation residency at The Celebration Barn South Paris ME

 

Photos from Celebration Barn (photo credit: Lisa Jackson-Schebetta)

In the Heights

 

April 2014, University of Pittsburgh Stages

 

Music & Lyrics: Lin Manuel Miranda

Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes

Choreography: Staycee Pearl

Music Director: Douglas Levine

Lights: Annmarie Duggan

Set: Gianni Downs

Costumes: Kendra Rai

Photo credits: Vincent Noe, courtesy of University of Pittsburgh

 

Go behind the scenes:

Making of In the Heights at Pittsburgh Stages

Tribute Blog to the creators, music, lyrics, characters, and the world of In the Heights (curated and run by Esther Terry).

Press:

Pittsburgh CityPaper, April 2 2014

Sweeney Todd

 

November 2011, Charity Randall Theatre University of Pittsburgh Stages

 

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: Hugh Wheeler

Music Director: Roger Zahab

Lights: Annmarie Duggan

Set: Julie Ray

Costumes: Don Mangone

Lights: Dan Carr

Photo credit: courtesy of University of Pittsburgh

 

Interview with Jackson-Schebetta and cast member Sarah Ivins.

Her Hamlet

 

October 2012, Henry Heymann Theatre

University of Pittsburgh

 

Inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet

Conceptualized by Theo Allyn and Lisa Jackson-Schebetta

Directed by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta

Devised with Theo Allyn, Robert Frankenberry

Lights: Kelsey Keckler

Set: Lisa Liebering

Costumes: Don Mangone

Photo Credit: Tommy Costello, courtesy of University of Pittsburgh

 

​Press:

Coal Hill Review, October 5 2012

Pittsburgh CityPaper, October 10 2012

“Remember history.  Teach it.  Learn it.  Honor it.  Be passionate about your theory and your politics, and communicate that passion widely.  Believe in things, and share your beliefs faithfully.”

 

- Jill Dolan, Geographies of Learning

 

Theatre Arts Department

University of Pittsburgh

1617 Cathedral of Learning

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

 (412) 624-6659

lisajsch@pitt.edu

Copyright © 2017 Lisa Jackson-Schebetta

Good Kids

November 2015, Henry Heymann Theatre University of Pittsburgh Stages

 

By Naomi Iizuka

Co-Directed with Kimberly Parker Griffin

Lights: Annmarie Duggan — Set: Gianni Downs — Costumes: Karen Gilmer — Sound: Kim Potenga

 

Photos: courtesy of University of Pittsburgh

 

Dramaturgy site created and managed by Dr. Deirdre O'Rourke

 

Press:

PIttsburgh CityPaper, November 18 2015

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 9 2015

WESA FM, November 17 2015

'Burgh Vivant, November 22 2015

Angelus Novus

May 2015, The Celebration Barn, South Paris ME

 

Directed by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta;

Conceptualized by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta and Melinda Ferraraccio

Devised with Melinda Ferraraccio, Chandra Owenby Hopkins, Joe Carlson, Kimberly Parker Griffin, Tonia Sina

 

Exploring witness, international photojournalism and justice in relation to war and displacement

 

Initial development supported by a show incubation residency at The Celebration Barn South Paris ME

 

Photos from Celebration Barn (photo credit: Lisa Jackson-Schebetta)

In the Heights

April 2014, University of Pittsburgh Stages

 

Music & Lyrics: Lin Manuel Miranda

Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes

 

Choreography: Staycee Pearl — Music Director: Douglas Levine — Lights: Annmarie Duggan — Set: Gianni Downs — Costumes: Kendra Rai

 

Photo credits: Vincent Noe, courtesy of University of Pittsburgh

 

Go behind the scenes:

Making of In the Heights at Pittsburgh Stages

 

Tribute Blog to the creators, music, lyrics, characters, and the world of In the Heights (curated and run by Esther Terry).

 

Press:

Pittsburgh CityPaper, April 2 2014

Sweeney Todd

November 2011, Charity Randall Theatre University of Pittsburgh Stages

 

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: Hugh Wheeler

 

Music Director: Roger Zahab — Lights: Annmarie Duggan — Set: Julie Ray — Costumes: Don Mangone — Lights: Dan Carr

 

Photo credit: courtesy of University of Pittsburgh

 

Interview with Jackson-Schebetta and cast member Sarah Ivins.

Her Hamlet

October 2012, Henry Heymann Theatre

University of Pittsburgh

 

Inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet

 

Conceptualized by Theo Allyn and Lisa Jackson-Schebetta

Directed by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta

 

Devised with Theo Allyn, Robert Frankenberry

 

Lights: Kelsey Keckler ­— Set: Lisa Liebering — Costumes: Don Mangone

 

Photo Credit: Tommy Costello, courtesy of University of Pittsburgh

 

​Press:

Coal Hill Review, October 5 2012

Pittsburgh CityPaper, October 10 2012

Projects