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Lisa Goldman

Author of The No Rules Handbook,

Writer, Director & Script Consultant

Hello I’m Lisa Goldman,

Here you can find an archive of past work or send me a message...

About Lisa...

Lisa is a freelance writer and script consultant. Author of The No Rules Handbook for Writers. She has been Artistic Director and joint Chief Executive of two new writing theatre companies, The Red Room (1995-2006) and Soho Theatre (2006-10). The scripts she's developed have won or been listed for every major UK writing award. Lisa teaches on MAs in playwriting and dramaturgy, she runs rewriting workshops and offers one to one script consultancy.

Get in touch via link to left or find my present life on Linkedin.

Lisa's current writing projects...

National Theatre Connections play CABLE STREET (2022). Also writing the screenplay.

National Theatre Attachment for play REMEDY (2021)

Children's novel ELLIE FLINT AND THE FRACKING GIANT (2018 DYCP funded. 2020 Penguin Write Now shortlist.)

Short story EASY PEELERS for Mainstream anthology (Inkandescent 2021)

was published by Oberon Books in April 2012 in paperback and Kindle. It reached Number 1 in Amazon non-fiction. It's been getting a great response from writers, reviewers, teachers and is now in its second imprint.

 'Lisa Goldman?s book is like the best of British new writing: it is personal, well-written, clearly thought out and resonant. Its advice is passionately felt but perfectly controlled. And its ideas sing and inspire. ' Aleks Sierz (critic and author of In Yer Face Theatre)

'Reading just one book about the craft or theory of playwriting is the worst thing a playwright can do - far worse than reading none. Lisa Goldman's book is an exception.' Fraser Grace (Convener of MPhil in Playwriting Studies, Birmingham University)

' Feisty, helpful, liberating stuff ' The Stage

' Full of sensible advice' Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

Listen to Lisa Goldman in conversation with OffWestEnd.com

Listen to the interview with Lisa Goldman at Theatre Voice 

Buy the kindle version and see more reviews at Amazon

Other publication

Silence one story and another is Born is Lisa's chapter in Global Insights on Theatre Censorship, comparing Lisa's experiences working in Iran and on Behud in the UK. Published Routledge September 2015.This is one of those expensive academic books unfortunately, but if you've access to a university library, it's worth a read.