Lisa Nanni-Messegee

Lisa is a multi-platform writer, who works both solo and with her husband, Todd Messegee. As a solo writer, Lisa wrote Just So, Mr. Kipling and Fierce Creatures, published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals. Other produced plays include The Hamlet Murders and Freeborn Lehman’s Last Day on Earth. Lisa co-wrote The Value of x and Carol vs. Christmas with Todd. Both plays are published by Eldridge. She also co-wrote the play, An American House, available on Amazon. Lisa and Todd work together exclusively as screenwriters. Their made for TV movie, Christmas Homecoming debuted on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (2017). The military drama stars Julie Benz and Michael Shanks. Lisa and Todd also wrote the made for TV movie, Romantically Speaking, starring Heather Morris, which aired on both PiXL (2015) and The Hallmark Channel (2017). Lisa is a member of the Writers Guild of America, Writers Guild of Canada, and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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  Just So, Mr. Kipling

Classic by Lisa Nanni-Messegee

72 pages

From 14 to 26 speaking roles, extras. (5 m, 5 w, 4 flex)

Inspired by the life and works of Rudyard Kipling. Celebrated author Rudyard Kipling is shocked after receiving news that his only son John is missing in action in WW I. Kipling bottles his grief, throwing his focus on a new book. Suddenly he’s interrupted by a mysterious little girl named Priyam. Charmed by her innocence, he shares his famous story “The Jungle Book” with her. As the tale of Mowgli springs to life, Kipling’s own memories of how John became a soldier start to intertwine. As truth blends into fiction, Rudyard’s memories shift to nightmares. He ...