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Liz Diamond

chair, directing department, Yale School of Drama

Liz Diamond is a Resident Director at Yale Rep and chairs the Directing Department at Yale School of Drama. Her world premiere production of Jordan Harrison's FUTURA is currently running at NAATCO in New York. Other productions include Lucinda Coxon's HAPPY NOW? at Primary Stages and Yale Rep; Catherine Treischmann's CROOKED at the Women's Project; Marcus Gardley's DANCE OF THE HOLY GHOSTS, Strindberg's MISS JULIE, Sunil Kuruvilla's FIGHTING WORDS and RICE BOY, Seamus Heaney's THE CURE AT TROY, Brecht's ST JOAN OF THE STOCKYARDS at Yale Rep; Lisa Loomer's DISTRACTED, Octavio Solis' GIBRALTAR and Euripides' THE TROJAN WOMEN, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Racine's PHEDRE at the American Repertory Theatre; and Suzan-Lori Parks' THE AMERICA PLAY and THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD at the Public and Yale Rep. Liz has been awarded the OBIE and the Connecticut Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Direction. She has enjoyed collaborating with Anna Deavere Smith on many occasions, including projects at the Institute for the Arts and Civic Dialogue at Harvard, the Juilliard School, and the Yale School of Medicine.