Director, Lisa James, is a faculty member of the USC School of Dramatic Arts. She is a multi-award-winning director whose world premieres include Beth Henley's "Tight Pants" and "Little Egypt The Musical" (music/lyrics Gregg Lee Henry). For NJ Rep, Lisa directed the world premiere of Chloé Hung's "Issei, He Say."
"The New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch is a godsend to audiences and, especially, playwrights – a skillful, professional ensemble dedicated solely to performing new works. It is nearly impossible to overpraise the importance of its mission at a time when play-it-safe productions are the norm." — The New York Times