Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director
Lisa is in her second season as Producing Artistic Director of Women’s Project Theater. Lisa comes to WP from Manhattan Theatre Club, where she served as Artistic Line Producer for eight seasons, working on more than 30 productions both on and off Broadway, including plays by Lynn Nottage, Sarah Treem, Harvey Fierstein, and Tarell Alvin McCraney, among many, many others. Lisa has a long history with WP Theater. She was originally hired by the company’s founder, Julia Miles, as the Literary Manager from 1997-2000, where she dramaturged work by María Irene Fornés, Julie Hébert, and Karen Hartman, among others. In 2004, she returned to WP as its Associate Artistic Director where she served as the company’s casting director and literary manager and again ran WP’s Playwrights Lab. Her independent producing career includes projects with Sarah Ruhl, Todd Almond, and Lucy Thurber, all at 13P. Lisa has also served as the Producing Associate at the McCarter Theatre, acting as Line Producer on McCarter’s mainstage, as well as developing McCarter’s commissioned short series.
Michael Sag, Managing Director
Michael Sag was most recently the general manager for Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 62nd season which included four world premieres, one American premiere and two revivals. Prior to that, Michael worked in commercial general management on and off Broadway since 2001 including: It’s Only A Play; Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway/Tour), The Visit; Blithe Spirit (Broadway/Tour), You Can’t Take It With You, All The Way, Bullets Over Broadway, Under My Skin; The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Broadway/Tour), The Glass Menagerie; Anything Goes (Tour), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, La Bete, The Mountaintop, The Pee-wee Herman Show, The Scottsboro Boys, Relatively Speaking, Chinglish, Driving Miss Daisy, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Race, August: Osage County (Broadway/Tour), The Producers, Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd, and Stomp. In addition, from 2006 to 2009, Michael headed a representative office in Shanghai out of which several Asian touring projects were launched including I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The King and I, The Sound of Music, and SpongeBob Square Pants Live!
Ian Allen, Marketing Director
Ian Allen brings 15+ years of communications experience to his work at WP Theater. Previously, he was the head of PR and Marketing for Blue Man Group’s NYC highly successful, long-running production at the Astor Place Theater, Marketing Director for MCC Theater, and head of Gold Rush Creative, a boutique marketing and design firm whose client list includes many top NYC theaters and arts non-profits. He continues to work as a playwright and theater producer, with strong ties to the Washington DC scene, where he was a co-founder of the landmark punk theater company Cherry Red Productions, and is currently the artistic director of The Klunch.
Diana Bilbao, Business Manager
Diana Bilbao joined WP Theater in 2011 and has since fulfilled various administrative roles on fifteen WP productions. Previously, she worked in post-production and has interned at such institutions as the New York Film Festival, the Paley Center for Media, AMC, and Sundance Channel. She is proud to hold a BA in Film Studies and English from Mount Holyoke College and recently completed an MA in Cinema Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.