Liesl Tommy

Liesl is an international director. Her premieres include Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Wolly Mammouth, Signature Theater), Party People by Universes (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), The White Man – A Complex Declaration of Love by Joan Rang (DanskDansk Theatre, Denmark), Peggy Picket Sees the Face of God by Roland Schimmelpfenning (Luminato Festival/Canadian Stage Toronto), Eclipsed by Danai Gurira (Yale Repertory Theatre, Wolly Mammoth Theatre Company), The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson (The Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center), A History of Light by Eisa Davis (Contemporary American Theatre Festival), Angela’s Mixtape by Eisa Davis (Synchronicity Performance Group, New Georges), Bus and Family Ties (Play Company for the Romania Kiss Me! Festival). Her other credits include California Shakespeare Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Sundance East Africa, Manda Island, Kenya, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and La Jolla Playhouse, among others. Liesl is Associate Director at Berkeley Rep, serves as a Program Associated at Sundance Institute Theatre Program and as an Artist Trustee with the Sundance Institute’s Board of Trustees. She’s earned an Obie, a Lillian Hellman, the TCG Alan Schneider and the inaugural Vineyard Theater Susan Stroman award, all for Directing, the NEA/TCG Directors Grant, and the New York Theatre Workshop Casting/Directing Fellowship. She is an alum of Trinity Rep Conservatory and a native of Cape Town, South Africa.

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