Liz Fisher is an interdisciplinary theatermaker and educator based in Central Texas.
Her directing work explores applications of mixed realities, immersive theatre strategies, and game mechanics in new play development and reimaginings of classic texts. She has worked for organizations that include the Kennedy Center, Fusebox Festival, Pittsburgh Public, The Tank [NYC], National Black Theatre, Zach Theatre, Penfold Theatre, National Women’s Theatre Festival, University of Texas at Austin, James Madison University, Mary Baldwin University, St. Edward’s University, Southwestern University, University of Arkansas, and others. She has been invited to residencies across the country to develop new plays that focus on transmedia storytelling, including The Playwrights’ Center, The Orchard Project, and the National Winter Playwrights Retreat. Her digital theater work has been streamed on the Emmys OTT platform and a winner of the Broadway On Demand’s Stage/Screen Festival. She designs and implements performance platforms as a technology consultant and creative director for organizations like Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies. Liz is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award in Theatre, the Kennedy Center’s Stage Directors and Choreographer’s National Directing Award, and a fellowship to the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. She is an award winning actress, starring in films that have premiered at the Venice Film Festival and SXSW.
Bringing a unique blend of text-focused theatre training, physical theater, devising, and movement practices into the classroom, Liz has served as a lecturer and visiting guest artist for universities across the country. She was a featured speaker at TEDx, SXSW Interactive, and other conferences and organizations on her work in building audience engagement via integrations of network technology, collaboration, and live performance. Liz has published articles on creating interactive productions for publishers that include Routledge.
In addition to her artistic work, Liz is also a producer and arts manager who has run arts incubators produced interdisciplinary new work festivals. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of the Incarnate Word and Associate Artistic Director of Penfold Theatre. SDC Associate Member. MFA: Texas State University.