Lisa Loomer worked as a stand-up comic along the way to being a playwright, and she’s known for plays about serious issues that also have humor in them. She’s dealt with immigration, breast cancer, and homelessness. Her play Roe, about the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, continues in that tradition. “I take the issue very seriously, but human beings are funny and having humor helps open their minds and their hearts,” she told The Daily Beast.

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