Lisa Danulat, born in 1983 in Frankfurt am Main, studied philosophy, acting and scenic writing in Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg and Graz.
In 2005, her first play The Seven Stages of Acceptance premiered at the Wallgrabentheater Freiburg. In 2008, she won the prize for the best play with Too low terrain at the Mainzer Autorentage Text meets Direction. In 2009 her youth play Topinambur was invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen der Jugend. In the 2009/10 season, Lisa Danulat was a fellow of the Autorenlabor at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, received the Vienna Playwrights' Scholarship in 2010, and was an in-house playwright at the Staatstheater Mainz in the 2010/2011 season. In the fall of 2011, she was a fellow at the Villa Decius in Krakow. For her play Uns kriegt ihr nicht. Das Haus der Jeanne Calment she was awarded the NRW Dramatikerinnen-Preis 2012.
In 2014 Lisa Danulat was artist in residence in Vechta. In 2016 she received a scholarship for the arbeitsatelier from DRAMA FORUM, carried out with the German Literature Fund and Schauspielhaus Graz; in 2017 she participated in the writing workshop of the Hans Gratzer Scholarship at Schauspielhaus Wien. In 2018, Lisa Danulat was a city writer in Paderborn and nominated for the Retzhofer Dramapreis. She is also the recipient of the 2018 Kathrin Türks Prize for her play Die Kinder von Nothingtown. In June 2019, her play Entschuldigung can be seen at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin and at the Theater Neumarkt in Zurich.