Liz Stanton is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist and teacher specializing in physical acting, extended voice, sound design, and composition. Liz earned her MFA in Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to graduate school Liz performed Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theater, Raw Space, The Culture Project, 45th Street Theater, Theater for a New City, The Brick Theater, and The Public Theater as well as in many regional theaters around the country. At Naropa, Liz wrote her first short musical, Visions of Flight, and her first opera, The Bacchae: In Song and Vocal Extreme. She collaborated to write, direct and perform the award-winning play, Power to Pleasing: The Sex Lives of Teenage Girls, which was drawn from research and personal interviews. This collaboration led to the development of Pressure to Prove: The Sex Lives of Teenage Boys and the formation of Giving Voice Productions (www.givingvoiceproductions.org/).
Liz has directed at Denison University, Colorado College, Naropa University, and various theaters in New York City. Liz was a founding member and resident sound designer/composer for Holderness Theater Company in New York City. She has also composed and created sound designs for the National Shakespeare Company, Burning Coal Theatre, Naropa University, Whitman College, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, and P.S. 122 in New York City. She is also a Theatrical Development Producer with Convergences Theatre Collective.