About Lisa Dixon
Lisa Gaye Dixon is a professional actor, director, and writer. She has worked across the country and around the globe. She began her career with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in a revival of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf and has been seen on the stages of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the New Globe Theatre in London and regionally at theatres including the Attic, Performance Network, Lost Nation, the Kitchen, GEVA, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Shakespeare, and the Goodman Theatre. As a playwright, she premiered a one-woman show entitled My Case Is Altered: Tales of a 21st Century Roaring Girl in 2015. Her film credits include The Trouble with Men and Women, Leading Ladies, Using: The Movie, and Ruby Love. In the area of dance, she is grateful to have worked with award-winning choreographers Cynthia Oliver and Sara Hook and has worked with BFA and MFA students of Dance at Illinois, exploring the connective tissue between movement and meaning, text and sound, intention and action. At Illinois Theatre, Lisa directs productions for the department dealing with issues of gender, race, sexuality, and power, exploring commonalities and difference—all while “finding the funny.” For more information, see her faculty web page.