LISSA LEVIN (Playwright, Sex and Education) enjoys the frequent surprised reaction to the fact that Sex and Education, a play about the merits and intricacies of good grammar, was written by a 25-year veteran of television comedy.

Her credits include the Emmy-nominated Mad About You, Cheers, WKRP In Cincinati, Family Ties, Brothers, Thunder Alley (with Ed Asner), Mr. Belevedere, and Gloria (with Sally Struthers), amongst many others.

An award-winning librettist/lyricist, Levin garnered the prestigious Kleban Award for the libretto for her musical, Twist of Fate (composer Ron Abel), which also won L.A. Weekly's Musical of the Year and two L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards, and was nominated for a Los Angeles Ovation Award for Best Musical. She is currently writing the book for the musical Hazel, based on the Saturday Evening Post cartoon and iconic tv character, with Ron Abel, and lyricist, Chuck Steffan.

Levin's essay, Pisser, a rant about insufficient bathroom stalls in women's rest rooms in theaters, was published by Random House in a humor collection by noted women in the arts. The collection was later transformed into a theatrical benefit co-produced by Levin, a breast cancer activist, and Adryan Russ, supporting the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Levin hopes the regard for both English teachers and sit-com writers will be heightened by this play.

February, 2014