Liliana Macarone

This is Liliana’s seventh year working with QSE, where her credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), 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 Shakespeare’s Shorts.  Recent composing credits include: Ladies Write Letters of Lemony Love (Melbourne Fringe, Dir. Maeve Hook), The Monster’s Mother (Anywhere Festival, Dir. Angela Witcher), Romeo & Juliet (QSE, Dir. Rob Pensalfini), Macbeth in the Dark (QSE, Dir. Kate Wilson), Henry IV Part I (QSE, Dir. Rebecca Murphy), The Winter’s Tale (QSE, Dir. Michelle Miall).

Liliana has a Bachelor of Film and Television Production (Griffith University) and as a writer/director has produced short films, documentaries, and docudramas. She studied acting with David Amitin Escuela de Teatro in Madrid; other training includes: Shakespeare & Company (USA)– the Month-long Intensive, Fall Festival Director Training, and the Teacher-Training Program; Guildhall School (UK)– the Shakespeare and Contemporary Theatre Intensive; 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.  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 Michigan and Kentucky, USA. As a QSE facilitator, Liliana’s work includes: Youth Justice Project, Youth Shakespeare Project with BYS, Young Actor’s Shakespeare Intensive, Shakespeare for Kids, Theatre Games with QSE, and Raising Voices. Liliana has also been a teaching-artist for Access Arts, InsideOutside Theatre Company, and 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 for Vision Australia.