people know you as:
Lisa T. To differentiate me from Lisa A.'85 and Lisa L.'84.
where you lived first year:
Dartmouth person(s) who had a major influence on you, and how:
Professor Nancy Kindelanfor. She shared her passion or the work of theater arts and her respect for its power.
one of your most memorable Dartmouth moments:
Falling in love for the first time. I heard music and everything! (No drugs involved.)
Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
where you live now:
Livermore Wine Valley in California.
what you do for work:
I'm the producing artistic director and president of Shakespeare's Associates, proud producers of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival. I'm also an assistant professor of theater arts at University of the Pacific.
you could talk for hours about:
Theater, writers, and productions that I or someone else has seen.
Tromovitch is a
panelist in the May
3, 2008, conference
in San Francisco
something you learned yesterday:
You have to be careful about what you click on when posting things on the Web.
favorite spot in your home:
web site you love to go to:
Don't love the Web. Use it for work, but not for pleasure.
biggest one-eighty of your life:
A recent car accident. In the moment before I hit the cement barrier (going about 60 mph), I thought, “I'm going to die and there's nothing I can do about it.” My lack of ability to alter the outcome was the fascinating aspect of the situation; this surprised me.
trait you love about someone dear to you:
The ability to tell me something I need to hear with love, not confrontation.
you've been meaning to get to it for years:
Throw away 30 percent of everything I own: paper, clothes, memorabilia...
historical figure who fascinates you, and why:
Einstein. He said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” I think each inspires the other.
you blow off steam by:
Drinking red wine with friends.
reading on the bedside table:
A collection of short stories by Tobias Wolff.
tops on tomorrow's to-do list:
Issue a press release about the move of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival to Concannon Vineyard, where they're grading a space for us and moving a Victorian house to be our backdrop or “tiring house.” And prepare for the opening this Friday of Eric Overmeyer's play On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning.
message you'd like to see on a billboard:
See Shakespeare in the vineyard: the Livermore Shakespeare Festival at Concannon!