The Cabaret of the Red Cochon was developed with students in Cabaret Performance: History and Practice (2010). The production freely references the artistic legacy of cabaret, drawing on work by seminal artists such as Dadaist Hugo Ball's anti-war incantations in Zürich's Café Voltaire; Monmartre's conférencier Aristide Bruant's "Out in the Street" in Le Mirleton; German dramatist Franz Wedekind's "I Killed My Auntie;" and Munich's supreme clown, Karl Valentin. "The Branding office, a skit by Tina Ball, takes on corporate branding. The show features a reconstruction of Ted Shawn's 1916 Orientalist dance solo, Serenata Morisca, performed by Martha Graham in the 1923 revue, Greenwich Village Follies. Satirical songs both old and new include a rendition of Erich Kãstner's Weimar era lyrics and "All-a-Twitter."
This video features excerpts from performance works by Lisa Parkins.
"Futura Chips," from Vicarious Life. a solo music-theatre work that was presented at the American Theater Festival in Mainz, Germany. (writer/composer/performer)
The Question of the Rose. an ensemble work based on the lives of medieval women. Developed with undergraduate students at Northwestern University. (adaptor/composer/director)
The Marquise of O--, a solo music-theatre work based on Heinrich von Kleist's 1808 parodic novella, The Marquise of O--. Co-adapted and directed by Dr. Eelka Lampe. Lighting by Carol Mullins. Puppets by "Steel Neal" Borovsky. Presented at the German House Auditorium, German Consulate of New York. (co-adaptor/composer/performer)
9/11: A Musical, a musical theatre work created with youngsters in a Musical Theater class at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Brooklyn, NY in the aftermath of the disaster at the World Trade Center. Presented at the BAX annual concert, 2002. (director/composer)