Bounty of Lace, Reading

I read the role of Judith in Susan Merson's Bounty of Lace at the 13th Street Rep. 

The Secret Life of Bees in Concord, NH

I performed THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES for 600 high school students at the Capitol Center for the Performing Arts

I Am a Camera

Working on the role of Sally Bowles from John Van Druten's I Am a Camera for Wynn Handman's acting class. 

The Secret Life of Bees in Las Vegas, NV

I performed The Secret Life of Bees at Nevada Humanities. My first national booked of this one-woman show! 

NYC Preview for The Secret Life of Bees 

It is with delight and excitement that I announce the New York City PREVIEW PERFORMANCES of the Literature to Life® Stage Adaptation of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES!


I have been working hard on this one-woman show and leave in 2 weeks for my first public performance at Nevada Humanities in Las Vegas. The show will have future bookings nationally and in New York City.

This piece has a very special place in my heart and I am proud (and nervous) to share my work with friends, family, and the public.


Performed by Lily Balsen
adapted by Wynn Handman
Directed by Billy Lyons and Wynn Handman


Tuesday and Wednesday September 8th and 9th at 7pm
Wynn Handman Studio
244 West 54th, 10th Floor 
In the traditional Literature to Life® fashion, there will be a Pre & Post Show Talk moderated by a Literature to Life® Teaching Artist. 
Program Run Time: approximately 100 minutes

Summer Schtick at PS21

On Friday July 10th, I performed in the "Summer Shtick" at Performance Space for the 21st Century (PS21) in Chatham, NY. It was a delight to take part in this evening of comic mayhem! I even contributed my own original pieces! --And I got some laughs! Very scary to do and so exhilarating on the other end. It was such a hite that there are rumors of a Winter Shtick!


@ 2019 by Lily Balsen

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