Liesl Tommy

LIESL TOMMY (Director) is an award-winning international theatre director known for her innovative interpretation of classics and development of exciting new works. Premiers: Eclipsed (now on Broadway); The Good Negro, The Urban Retreat. Informed Consent, A Melancholy Play, Kid Victory, Party People, Appropriate, The White Man – A Complex Declaration of Love, Peggy Picket Sees the Face of God, A History of Light, Angela’s Mixtape. Classics: Les Misérables, Hamlet, A Raisin in the Sun, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Ruined. Associate artist at Berkeley Rep; Sundance Institute program associate and artists trustee. Facilitated the inaugural Sundance East Africa Theatre Director’s Lab in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Awards: Obie Award, Pioneer of the Arts Award, Lillian Hellman Award, Susan Stroman Award and NEA/TCG Directors Grant. Alumnus of Trinity Rep Conservatory. Proud native of Cape Town, South Africa.
Award Production Function
1 WON 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director Eclipsed Director
2 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Director/Dramatic Production Eclipsed Director
3 WON 2014 Obie Award, Direction Appropriate Director