Liz Green

Audience Engagement Specialist
Artist Statement: 

Liz Green designs audience engagement programs and directs performances with people who might not consider themselves to be performers. She is currently the director for OnStage Seniors: A Community Project of McCarter Theatre, and the community engagement consultant for the upcoming events surrounding "A Fierce Kind of Love," a project of Visionary Voices and the Temple University Institute for Disabilities. The project will feature oral histories from the disability community, an original play telling the untold stories of Pennsylvania's Intellectual Disability Rights Movement, and other events throughout Pennsylvania.

She assisted German performance company Rimini Protokoll in their production of 100% Philadelphia, presented by FringeArts and featuring the performances of 105 Philadelphians. As lead recruiter for Shakespeare in Clark Park's Henry IV: Your Prince and Mine, she recruited the 100-person community army who performed a huge outdoor battle scene in Summer 2014. She is a regular Audience Experience Manager for Team Sunshine Performance Corporation (The Sincerity Project, JapanAmerica Wonderwave, annual Regifting Party) and an organizer for the 2014 community photo shoot for JJ Tiziou Photography's How Philly Moves.

She produced the 2011 and 2012 First Person Arts Festivals and StorySlams in museums, community centers, theaters, and bars across Philadelphia. As part of FPA's community engagement program, she directed several original performances with community partners including The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Achieving Independence Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

As Artistic Associate at Two River Theater in New Jersey, she facilitated audience engagement initiatives from 2007-2010, including the Local Artists Network and popular pre-show event BeforePlay. She has studied performance and civic dialogue with Michael Rohd and Sojourn Theatre and documentary theater with Ping Chong and Company. She is earning her Masters in Social Work (Clinical) at Temple University.