A long-time explorer and follower of her fears, Lisa Pertoso empowers people to change their own worlds with whatever resources are available - essentially to improvise.

Over the past 15 years Lisa has taught and traveled extensively in Asia, Central America, and Europe, earned a Master’s degree in International Relations, defended global human rights for women and youth in Washington DC and New York, and now helps people be strong creative leaders through experiential learning. 

Lisa is an experienced facilitator, writer, storyteller, and longform improvisation performer. She's trained and played with various teams - including the award winning Five for Vendetta - on the main stages of The Annoyance, Magnet Theater, The People's Improv Theater (PIT), Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB), and in dark bar basements where there is no stage at all. 

For years Lisa mused about dating and relationships with essays, interviews, and a podcast on the blog she created called 100 First Dates. In 2015, she co-produced and performed in a live comedy show based on her dating experiences. 

Off stage you can find her whizzing around Brooklyn on her blue bike or napping on remote beaches in far off lands.  

Lisa has written for and been featured in:

*writing about yourself in the 3rd person is weird.