Liz Fisher is an interdisciplinary theatermaker and educator based in Austin.
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 been invited to residencies across the country to develop new plays that focus on transmedia storytelling, including The Orchard Project and the National Winter Playwrights Retreat. 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 an award winning actress, starring in films that have premiered at the Venice Film Festival and SXSW. She 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.
Liz strengthens her artistic practice through teaching. Bringing a unique blend of physical theater, devising, and movement training into the classroom, she has served as a visiting guest artist for universities across the country. She was a featured speaker at SXSW Interactive and other conferences and organizations on her work in building audience engagement via integrations of network technology and live performance.
In addition to her artistic work, Liz is also a producer and arts manager who has run arts incubators, produced play cycles, and managed interdisciplinary, new work festivals. Currently, she is the Program Coordinator for Shakespeare at Winedale, Artistic Director of Kerrigan and Lowdermilk’s THE MAD ONES Lab, and the Co-Artistic Director of Whirligig. SDC Associate Member. MFA: Texas State University.