Review On Raised By Wolves

Lisa Verlo


Marla took us on a wonderful adventure with the use of video, photos, and a drawing board to really help illustrate the picture. She gave a physical demonstration of what it is like being tied up to a dog sled and leading a pack and then she took us across some rather emotional terrain. Wow can she ever tell a story! It was rather comforting to have a life size husky dog share the stage even though she was the cuddly stuffed variety, because it did get dark there for awhile. Marla’s talent is bright though, so we were all enlightened by the end.

What an entrance! Marla grabbed the audience by the reigns and led us all on an amazing journey into her pre Hollywood world, introducing us to the pack and instructing us as to our place in it. Her flair for comedy was saturated in a wonderful combination of dead pan and wide eyed wonder as she grappled with where she fit in to this world.

Lisa Verlo is a writer, performer, and lyricist whose songs have been featured on film and television. After studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Los Angeles, and with Sandra Seacat at her workshops around the world, Lisa took to the road in a vintage VW bus, developing her writing through performance art and participating in the poetry slam circuit.
Returning to LA to record albums of spoken word and song, Lisa teamed up with composer and musician Frank Simes collaborating on music, multimedia, and musical theatre. Verlo and Simes staged their original musical The Door at the Sierra Madre Playhouse in 2012. Lisa performed her one woman show Sex Rated G at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015 and the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018.

Lisa’s second solo show, HOLLYWOODN’T, delves into sexual harassment within the entertainment industry and pays homage to the bravery and empowerment of the #MeToo movement. Directed by and developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson, HOLLYWOODN’T was featured at SOLOFEST 2019, the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast. HOLLYWOODN’T was also presented at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019, where it won a Producer’s Encore Award and received a nomination for the Larry Cornwall Award for Musical Excellence.
HOLLYWOODN’T was a featured show of the Binge Fringe Festival of Free Theatre at the Santa Monica Playhouse, Nov 3, 2019, as well as Soaring Solo and the Lounge Theatre's SOLO STARS SERIES Jan 26, 2020. Lisa will also be performing HOLLYWOODN'T at SOLOFEST March 15, 2020.