Liz recently completed a run of "There in the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other" at the Wilma Theatre. The piece, based on a poem by Etel Adnan, was part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, 2019. Listen to excerpts from composer Alex Dowling's beautiful score, sung by Liz, Alex, Emma O'Halloran and Bren Thomas available on SoundCloud,
This fall, Liz will workshop her original score for SHAKESPEARE & THE ZOMBIE PLAGUE OF 1590, at Orlando Shakes as part of PlayFest 2019. The play, written by Richard Henry and Eric Hissom, invites zombies into Shakespeare's canon, and hilarity ensues. Liz's music features many of Shakespeare's original lyrics, set in a fresh contemporary score. Photo art by Chris Habana.
Up next: Liz will be appearing in an all-female production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Delaware Theatre Company. Directed by Brendon Fox, with costumes by Lex Liang, this new adaptation features Charlotte Northeast, Sarah Gliko, Michaela Shuchman, and Mary Martello as Scrooge. Tickets available at delawaretheatre.org.
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. Here's one:
Liz is a Philadelphia-based actor, musician, composer and teaching artist. She works in a variety of forms, including theatre, film, cabaret, musicals, jazz, folk music, opera, classical theatre and devised/experimental performance art. Liz holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. She studied Directing at the Cape Town Opera Company; Balinese Gamelan music at the Çudamani Summer Institute, and Voice, Movement and Classical Text at Canada's National Voice Intensive. Liz has performed in Japan, India, South Africa, Venezuela, and across the United States and Europe. She is also a sound designer, music director and recording artist. She can be heard on Alex Dowling's excerpts from There... (Wilma Theater), Toby Twining's Eurydice (Cantaloupe Music), Johnny Showcase's The Octopus (Infinite Owl) and and the upcoming reboot of Tezuka's Little Astro Boy. Liz is a Barrymore Award Winner, an Independence Foundation Fellow, and a recipient of the F. Otto Haas Award for Emerging Artist. She teaches voice, movement and music in Philadelphia public schools, and at the Pennsylvania Theatre Institute, and offers private voice lessons on a sliding scale. Follow the links below for press and booking inquiries.
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.