Lanzillotto took to the stage in 1993 writing and performing Confessions of a Bronx Tomboy, which premiered at the Manhattan Class Company's Performance Marathon and at the Under One Roof Theater. Theatrical highlights include her public art installation and performance of A Stickball Memoir, curated by City Lore for the 2001 Smithsonian Folk Life Festival; her play Pocketing Garlic, commissioned by Franklin Furnace in 1994; her one woman show How To Wake Up a Marine in a Foxhole, which premiered at the Kitchen Solo Voice’s Series in 1998; and her two year site-specific work entitled, a’Schapett! (the act of wiping your plate clean with the heel of the brea, and savoring the juices) at the Arthur Avenue Retail Market in the Bronx, which garnered her inclusion in Franklin Furnace’s The History of the Future, a selection of the best performanceart works over the past twenty-five years, in the "Art & Life" category. Lanzillotto’s poetry won the 1st annual Paolucci Award given by the Italian American Writers Association. She has taught at Sing Sing, Housing Works, Sarah Lawrence College, Naropa University, Pace University, Liberty High School for New Immigrants, and the Bedford Hills and Bayview Correctional Facilities. Lanzillotto is currently a writer in residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute.