On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
LISA FUNG was the founding editor of Culture Monster, the first newspaper blog dedicated solely to arts and culture coverage. She spent more than a decade as Arts & Culture Editor at The Los Angeles Times, where she oversaw coverage of theater, visual arts, architecture, classical music and dance. During her tenure, she created the Playwrights on Writing series, essays about the writing process by such playwrights as David Hare, David Mamet, Lynn Nottage, Neil LaBute, Theresa Rebeck and Donald Margulies. Several Playwrights essays were republished, with permission, in TCG publications and elsewhere. Fung also served as the first Executive Editor of The Wrap, an online entertainment industry news organization. She has been invited to speak about theater for several organizations, including American Theatre Wing, LA Stage Alliance and TCG, as well as arts conferences in Pittsburgh, Portland, New York and Los Angeles. Fung currently serves on the board of the Jenesse Center in Los Angeles. She is a Los Angeles and New York based writer and editor who also serves as a consultant to several arts organizations.