Liz Stevenson is from Chorley in Lancashire and studied at the University of Nottingham. She trained on the Theatre Directing MFA course at Birkbeck, University of London. Liz’s directing credits include The Country (Blackburn Empire Theatre), The Dumb Waiter (Lee Rosy’s), Beef (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Road, Orphans and Rope (Nottingham New Theatre). Liz has worked extensively in youth theatre, running workshops and courses for children and young people in the North West, including at The Royal Exchange Theatre, where she was resident assistant director. At the Royal Exchange, Liz assisted Sarah Frankcom (on Blindsided and That Day We Sang), Maria Aberg (on Much Ado About Nothing) and Nick Bagnall (on Britannia Waves the Rules and The Last Days of Troy – also at Shakespeare’s Globe). She has also assisted Justin Audibert at the Gate Theatre (on Gruesome Playground Injuries), Polly Findlay at the Menier Chocolate Factory (on Proof) and Maria Aberg at Hampstead Theatre (on Wildefire).
Liz has just won the JMK award and will direct ‘Barbarians’ latest this year at The Young Vic.