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Liz is writing a new bilingual musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT for Delaware Shakespeare. The project, developed with Tanaquil Márquez, Robi Hager, Ximena Violante, the cast, and members of the Latinx community, examines the journey of Viola & Sebastian through the modern lens of U.S. Immigration.
Liz teaches music for Play On Philly, a non-profit that provides provides high-quality music education to students, who would typically lack access, as a vehicle for life skills and academic achievement. Register your child for the next session of online classes, or support POP here.
This fall, Liz will sound design D-Pad a play by Jeremy Gable. "When a wunderkind video game developer decides to create an indie game that strives for something more than entertainment, she finds herself in a nightmare of production delays, self-doubt, and a rabid fan base that is used to getting what they want." Theatre Exile's Brey Ann Barrett will direct the new Virtual Edition of the play, which is the first of three plays in the Glass Ceiling Series.
The Sound Tour is an ongoing project inspired by Anne Hamilton's landmark installation habitus, a piece that asked, 'How can we (as artists) create work that allows us (as humans) to be together?' In response to this prompt, Liz began researching and mapping out naturally occurring acoustic phenomena throughout the greater
Philadelphia area. She has 50 tour stops, so far.
Liz is a Philadelphia-based actor, musician, composer and teaching artist. She was born in San Antonio, grew up in Michigan, and earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. After graduating, she studied opera in Cittá della Pieve, Italy, and apprenticed with the Cape Town Opera Company in South Africa. Liz has also studied commedia dell'arte with Maestro Antonio Fava; Primitive Voice with Jean René Toussaint; Devised Theatre with Pig Iron Theatre Company and Voice, Movement and Classical
Text at Canada's National Voice Intensive. Liz is a founding member of the Bearded Ladies' Cabaret and the Pennsylvania Theatre Institute. She has composed and sound-designed for the Folger Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Orlando Shakes, and Delaware Shakespeare's Community Tour. She has taught for the Arden, Wilma, Lantern, Montgomery and Delaware Theatre Company Education Programs, as well as for Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Urban Youth Advancement and The University of the Arts. From 2010 to 2012 she was a host for the live national children's television program, The Sunny Side Up Show on PBS Kids' Sprout.
There In The Light & The Darkness... (Wilma Theater), Johnny Showcase's The Octopus (Infinite Owl). Liz is a Barrymore Award Winner, an Independence Foundation Fellow, and a recipient of the F. Otto Haas Award for Emerging Theatre Artist.
Arden Theatre Company Photo: Mark Garvin
Temple Contemporary Photo: Ryan Collerd
Walnut Street Theatre Photo: Mark Garvin
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Headshot by David Noles
Photo courtesy of Theatre Horizon
Darlington Arts Center Photo: Rande Styger
Folger Shakespeare Theatre Photo by Theresa Wood
People's Light & Theatre Company Photo: Mark Garvin
Liz began creating soundscapes for the theatre in 2007 with the Wilma Theater's production of EURYDICE. Since then, she has composed, arranged, sound designed and music directed for a number of regional theaters, including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (THE TEMPEST), Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (HAMLET, ICE PRINCESS, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE), People's Light & Theatre (THE MATCHMAKER), the Lantern Theater
(AN ILIAD) and the Folger Shakespeare Theatre (THE WINTER'S TALE). Her scores are deeply influenced by history, genealogy and the natural environment of the play, and are often arranged in a devised setting, collaboratively with the cast.