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.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Relevance Lucille Lortel Theatre 02/20/2018 Director
2 Kid Victory Vineyard Theatre 02/22/2017 Director
3 Party People Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 11/16/2016 Director
4 Eclipsed Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall 10/14/2015 Director
5 Informed Consent The Duke on 42nd Street 08/18/2015 Director
6 Appropriate Pershing Square Signature Center-The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre 03/16/2014 Director
7 The Good Negro Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall 03/16/2009 Director
8 Antigone Project Julia Miles Theater 10/13/2004 Director

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Party People1 Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 11/16/2016 Conceiver

1Credited as Developer.
Award Production Function
1 WON 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director Eclipsed Director
2 WON 2014 Obie Award, Direction Appropriate Director