Beth Lisick

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Beth Lisick
BornDecember 13, 1968
Saratoga, California
OccupationAuthor, writer, performer, actress
short stories
SpouseEli Crews

Beth Lisick (born December 13, 1968 Saratoga, California) is an American writer, performer, and author of five books. With Arline Klatte, she co-founded the Porchlight Storytelling Series[1] of open-mic spoken word performances in San Francisco in 2002.[2][3] Her spoken word performances were featured at the Lollapalooza festival in 1994, the South by Southwest Music Festival in 1996 and 1997, and Lilith Fair in 1998.[4] She has toured with Sister Spit. She has also performed sketch comedy with the group White Noise Radio Theatre[5] and has an ongoing film and stage collaboration with Tara Jepsen.[6]

In 2009, she appeared in the film Everything Strange and New, directed by award-winning American filmmaker Frazer Bradshaw. The film screened at numerous festivals including Sundance Film Festival,[7] Munich Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival,[8] and the San Francisco International Film Festival,[9] where it won the FIPRESCI Award.

In 2011 she received a grant from the Creative Work Fund to collaborate on a book project with Creativity Explored. The result is a ten-part series of chapbooks entitled Tell You What.

Ms. Lisick is married to Eli Crews. Together they have one child, Gus.[10]


  • Monkey Girl (1997) ISBN 0-916397-49-1
  • This Too Can Be Yours (2001) ISBN 0-916397-73-4
  • Everybody Into the Pool: True Tales, HarperCollins/ReganBooks (2005) ISBN 0-06-083426-9
  • Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone (2008) ISBN 0-06-114396-0
  • Yokohama Threeway (2013) ISBN 9780872866256


List of film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Spectres of the Spectrum Voice of Boo Boo directed by Craig Baldwin
2002 Compulsory Breathing Woman short film directed by David Munro
2003 The Rest of the World short film directed by Frazer Bradshaw
2005 24/7 Cookie Feltcher video short
2005 Diving for Pearls Carole Murphy co-directed by Beth and Tara Jepsen
2009 Everything Strange and New Reneé directed by Frazer Bradshaw
2010 Sinking State short film directed by Frazer Bradshaw
2011 Treatment Debra
2013 Beyond Redemption Larraine in post-production
2013 Tick Tock for Ding Dongs Carole Murphy short film directed by Beth and Tara Jepsen
2013 Food Coma short film in post-production
2013 Stepsister Carole Murphy short film directed by Joey Izzo


  1. ^ Karp, Evan (2013-12-23). "The Rumpus Interview with Beth Lisick". The Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
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  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
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  10. ^ Anderson, Lessley (2005-08-28). "Beth Lisick: A Princess of Paradox". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-14.

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