Actor; Composer; Dancer; Director; Filmmaker; Musician; Poet; Singer; Visual Artist: Photography; Writer
Lisa Landa, nee Lisa E. Harris (1981) the Texas based producer of many talents: writer, songwriter, storyteller, lyricist/ composer, filmmaker and director, formally studied Opera/Vocal Performance at the Mannes College of Music (BM) and the Manhattan School of Music (MM). She has performed as a soloist at Lincoln Center, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston Grand Opera and Aspen Opera Theatre Center. She has exhibited her original works/ compositions at Paul Rogers Gallery (NYC), The Ensemble Theatre(TX), The August Wilson Center (PA), L’Opéra Nationale de Paris (FR), The Houston Museum of African American Culture and the W.E.B. du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture(GH). She is a New Horizon Fellow, a recipient of The Peter Gross Professional Grant, the Marcus Wahl Award for Outstanding Vocal Graduate, and a finalist in the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition and the James T. Townsend Competion. In 2011, she received an Individual Artist Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance, which supported the creation of her latest work, "CRY OF THE THIRD EYE- a new opera film". A recurring artist at SXSW Music and Film Festival, she will be presenting her new works at the Hear/Now-New Sound Festival this Spring. She presented a lecture on Acoustics in Architecture at the Architecture Center Houston. In 2007, Harris founded Studio Enertia, a mixed media production company, and has since developed several new pieces with collaborative partner and new media artist Alisha B. Wormsley. She is currently composing the film scores for Wormsley’s "The Children of Nan" series, commissioned by and on exhibit at the Andy Warhol Museum. As dedicated educators and community activists, the Studio Enertia Collective became the first mixed media Collective of its kind to instate an ongoing residency at Project Row Houses in Third Ward, Texas. Public Art exhibitions include Project Row Houses’ Round 35, a Communograph project in collaboration with Ashley C. Hunt, and curating the Kidz Goin’ Green Zone for the 2010 Life is Living Festival in collaboration with the Mitchell Center for Performing Arts. Upcoming engagements include participation in the Combatant Status Review Tribunals, a performance art project at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), participation in BLEED, a performance art project at the 2012 Whitney Bienniel, and performance participation in the 2012 Los Angeles Bienniel. She will be performing with Jason Moran at the Kennedy Center for the Arts in 2013. She is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association and is on voice faculty at the Humphrey’s School of Musical Theatre.