Lisa Loomer (born May 1, ) is an American playwright and screenwriter who has also LIVING OUT had its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum and was produced at Second Stage in New York. It has been produced at such theaters. LIVING OUT, by Lisa Loomer and directed by Roxana Martinez, tells the story of the complicated relationship between a Salvadoran nanny and the Anglo lawyer . Don’t let the fact that Lisa Loomer’s Living Out is tagged as a comedy fool you. While you will indeed often find yourself laughing out loud, you’re also likely to.

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Alejandra oht it liked it Jul 07, Resources Author Bios Book Club! Amy rated it liked it Apr 07, Trivia About Living Out – Acti Loomer began her career as an actress and comedienne. Reading the synopsis that GoodReads provided for this play, I can see how Loomer and her play tried to reach all those goals.

Is it truly possible to have loving all? It has been produced in NY and nationally. Amanda Brinegar marked it as to-read Dec 04, Franziska Beck rated it liked it Aug 20, Nik Smith marked it as to-read May 06, Both women are smart, hard-working mothers.

Loomer is married to composer and painter Joe Romano; they have one son, Marcello. Amy Hughey rated it really liked it Dec 28, Through Ana, we understand what it means to leave a child in another country to come here, and the potential cost of sacrificing one’s own child in order to care for someone else’s. Refresh and try again. Tatiana Belle rated it really liked it Feb 10, More Reviews Film Review: Click here for ePlay. Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup.


Juli Keele added it Dec 30, Both women are similar in their goals, but their differences in race and class keep them from truly knowing each other. Beyond that, Loomer’s play The Waiting Room discusses issues such as body image, breast cancer, and non-Western medicine.

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The play also looks at the prejudices and misconceptions between Anglos and Latinos. Artistic director, Gordon Davidson. The bigger issues Loomer intended to address, the dichotomies between rich and poor, American and immigrant, are eventually passed livin, though she certainly covers a lot of terrain in nanny-land before striking one particular West L.

Political plotting has become a national pastime in Britain. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Blythe rated it liked it Jun 08, Return to Book Page.

Ramon marked it as to-read Oct 19, It’s unfortunate because the basic premise of the story has so many opportunities for greatness and the actual play falls short of all of them.

The part of the play that really works, the target so to speak, is the anguish a mother experiences once she decides to leave her baby with a caregiver and returns to work and eventually wholeheartedly embraces her career. Clever at first, it eventually holds little meaning for the bulk of the Westside activity. Two mothers lsa very different social and economic backgrounds experience what they believe is the necessity of returning to the work force and leaving the care of their children in the hands of others.


They take risks in order to have it all, but not everything they risk is worth it. As Ana becomes a fixture in the Robins’s home lives, both husband and wife make efforts to befriend her: The actors involved always seemed hampered by the shortcomings of the writing.

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I have to say though that I disagree with the assessment that it was successful. Please fill out this field with valid email address. Languages Norsk Svenska Edit links. Lives are forever changed — it seems Nancy has the biggest catharsis — and the dialogue suddenly lacks freshness.

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Mimi rated it really liked it Jul 13, Rachel Rose marked it as to-read Oct 15, Were more time spent with these two families suddenly thrown into transition, perhaps the closing chords would resonate stronger. Loomer knew her play wasn’t achieving what she wanted it to emotionally so she did whatever she had to, to get some sort of reaction out of the audience.

But Living Out finishes on a strong note — primarily thanks to Mendoza, whose heartbreaking, vivid performance shines through. Erin marked it as to-read May 22,