Paying for voice lessons on an artist's budget is hard. Often, actors, singers and those who rely most heavily on their voices to make a living can't afford consistent care and regular study. Liz sensed a need, and began offering private voice lessons to artists at a "Pay What You Decide" rate. Want to learn more? Fill out the Contact form below, or book an appointment online.
Liz is writing a new musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT for Delaware Shakespeare's 2020 Community Tour. The project, developed in collaboration with Robi Hagar, is set to open next fall. It was commissioned by DelShakes, and will be workshopped in conversation with local community members.
This winter, Liz will begin a new position as choral director for Play On Philly, an organization that provides provides high-quality music education to students, who would typically lack access, as a vehicle for life skills and academic achievement. The choral program will launch in two West Philadelphia elementary schools in 2020.
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 of composer Alex Dowling's beautiful score on SoundCloud,
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 works in a variety of forms, including theatre, film, cabaret, musicals, jazz, folk music, opera, Shakespeare and devised/immersive work. 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 composer Toby Twining's Eurydice (Cantaloupe Music), Alex Dowling's There In The Light & The Darkness... (Wilma Theater), Johnny Showcase's The Octopus (Infinite Owl) 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 Theatre Artist. She teaches voice, movement and music in Philadelphia, 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.