The anthology Passion (which included Lissa Benyon's play Love Seen in a Laundromat) offers the following biography:
Lissa began her theatre career as a member of the Canberra Youth Theatre. She was a founding member of the experimental ensemble Fools Gallery Theatre Company and has worked in every area of theatre. Lissa left the company in 1981, after a highly successful Sydney/Adelaide tour, to concentrate on full-time writing. Her writing career was launched with The Women of March the First, performed at Nimrod (now Belvoir Street) in 1984. She has since co-written Resistance, a feature film for the Macau Light Collective [untraced]; written The Margarine Conspiracy, performed by the Sydney Theatre Company; and written Pennies before the Holidays, developed by Playworks and produced by the Ensemble Theatre Project, Canberra. Lissa has also written for television, most recently writing an episode for Phoenix [untraced].