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Liesl Tommy

Liesl Tommy (director) Regional directing: A History of Light by Eisa Davis (world premiere), Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz, Stick Fly by Lydia Diamond (Contemporary American Theatre Festival); Eclipsed by Danai Gurira (McCarter Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep); The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson (world premiere, Dallas Theater Center);  In the Continum by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter (Playmakers Rep), Angela’s Mixtape by Eisa Davis (world premiere, Synchronicity Performance Group), Flight by Charlayne Woodard (City Theatre), Hydriotaphia by Tony Kushner and Camino Real (Trinity Rep./Brown Consortium), David Schulner’s Isaac and Ishmael (Chautauqua Theatre Institute), The Good Negro (Sundance Theatre Institute). New York directing: Angela’s Mixtape by Eisa Davis (world premiere, New Georges), The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson (world premiere, Public Theatre), Small Tragedy by Craig Lucas and Medea Project (NYU/Strasberg Institute), Split Ends (La MAMA); Bus and Family Ties by Cristian Panaite Play Company) for the Romania. Kiss Me! Festival, Misterioso 119 by Koffi Kwahule (Berkshire Theatre Festival and Act French Festival/Lark Theatre); Adventures of Barrio Grrrl by Quiara Hudes (SPF); and A Stone’s Throw by Lynn Nottage (world premiere, Women’s Project); Uncle Vanya and Our Lady of 121st Street (Juilliard). She was awarded the NEA/TCG Directors Grant, the New York Theatre Workshop Casting/Directing Fellowship and is a member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Lincoln Centre Director’s Lab, and is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. Liesl has taught directing at Trinity Rep/Brown University’s MFA Directing Program and acting at NYU-Tisch School of the Arts. Liesl is a native of Cape Town, South Africa.

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