This is Liliana’s eighth year working with QSE, where her credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), The Rover (Moretta), Henry IV Part I (Henry IV), Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in rep (Gertrude), The Winter’s Tale (Camillo), Twelfth Night (Orsino), Macbeth In The Dark (Ross/Witch2), The Blood Votes (Mrs Reibe/Mrs Patterson), and Shakespeare’s Shorts – Midsummer’s Mechanicals (Bottom), Instant Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio/Friar), Half-Hour Hamlet (Polonius/Horatio), Express Macbeth (Macduff/Witch2/Murderer).
A singer, musician and songwriter, she composes and plays music for QSE productions, and has served as Music Director of QSE’s The Rover and Shakespeare’s Shorts. Other Music Director credits include: Ladies Write Letters of Lemony Love (Melbourne Fringe, Dir. Maeve Hook), The Monster’s Mother (Anywhere Festival, Dir. Angela Witcher).
Liliana has a Bachelor of Film and Television Production (Griffith University) and as a writer/director has produced short films, documentaries, and docudramas. Her actor training includes: David Amitin Escuela de Teatro (Spain); Guildhall School (UK)– the Shakespeare and Contemporary Theatre Intensive, Shakespeare & Company (USA)– the Month-long Intensive, Fall Festival Director Training, and the Teacher-Training Program;; Keith Johnstone– Improvisation; Patsy Rodenburg– Voice workshops; AFTRS– Voice Over and Acting for Director workshops.
A freelance facilitator of drama, voice, and Shakespeare, Liliana is currently working towards becoming a Designated Linklater Teacher. As a prison-arts practitioner, she has worked for years on QSE’s Shakespeare Prison Project, most recently directing A Midsummer Night’s Dream at SQCC, and has been a guest of Shakespeare Behind Bars programs in both Michigan and Kentucky, USA. She has also facilitated workshops for at-risk youth, such as QSE’s Youth Justice Projects and holiday programs (including abridged versions of Twelfth Night and Macbeth), and Youth Shakespeare Project with Brisbane Youth Service. Other facilitating for QSE includes: Young Actor’s Shakespeare Intensive, Shakespeare for Kids, Theatre Games with QSE, and Raising Voices. Liliana has also been a facilitator for Access Arts, InsideOutside Theatre Company, and she is on the Regional Education Faculty of Sweet Adeline’s Australia, where she is a performance coach of barbershop choruses from around Australia. Liliana is happy to be an Audio Describer of live theatre for Vision Australia.