Lisa Bany is the author of four books: On Stage: Theatre Games and Activities for Kids; Show Time: Music, Dance and Drama Activities for Kids; Funny Bones; and Family Fun Nights. On Stage has been translated into German and Korean and has sold more than 60,000 copies around the world. She is the founder and Executive Director of Play On, an educational theater company, where she writes and directs productions, coaches comedy teams and runs drama camp. She started teaching at The Second City Northwest back in the early nineties and has directed and taught throughout the Chicagoland area. A graduate of Columbia College, Lisa is a member of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.