Alisa Tangredi (writer) is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently resides in the San Fernando Valley with her husband and their dog. She has written all her life, though most things went into hiding in a drawer. She studied theatre and music at San Francisco State University and worked as a stage actress for 30 years, with sporadic employment in commercials and television. Novels include The Puppet Maker's Bones, The Broken Angel's Wings, and Under The Looking Glass. She has been an active participant in several Los Angeles based theatre companies and continues to support live theatre and dance throughout the L.A. area. Her writing for the stage includes contributions to: Not Cracker, Open Fist-Circle X co-production; The Bay of Smokes, co-writer for The L.A. History Project/Edge of the World Theatre Festival; Fast and Loose, Sacred Fools Theatre Co.; The Box, Sacred Fools Theatre Co. Prey: Two One Acts, and Art is Useless When You Are Being Mauled By A Bear were developed with dramaturge Che'Rae Adams at and had their first readings as part of LAWC's New Alignment Reading Series. Art is Useless...was workshoped at Sacred Fools Theatre Co, helmed by director aChe'Rae Adams and was subsequently produced by The Loft Theatre Ensemble and published by Steele Spring Stage Rights.