Liliana Macarone

This is Liliana’s sixth year working with QSE, where her credits include: Macbeth In The Dark (Ross/Witch2), Henry IV Part I (Henry IV), Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in rep (Gertrude), The Winter’s Tale (Camillo), Twelfth Night (Orsino), The Blood Votes (Mrs Reibe/Mrs Patterson), and Shakespeare’s ShortsMidsummer’s Mechanicals (Bottom), Instant Romeo &Juliet (Mercutio/Friar), Half-Hour Hamlet (Polonius/Horatio), Express Macbeth (Macduff/Witch2/Murderer).

A musician and songwriter, she also composes for and performs in the QSE Band. Recent composing credits include: Ladies Write Letters of Lemony Love (Melbourne Fringe, Dir. Maeve Hook), Macbeth in the Dark (QSE, MD Rob Pensalfini), The Tempest (Shakespeare & Company’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare, MD Liliana Macarone), Henry IV Part I (QSE, MD Silvan Rus).

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.

Liliana is a freelance facilitator of drama, voice, and Shakespeare. 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, Young Actor’s Shakespeare Intensive, Shakespeare for Kids, Theatre Games with QSE, and Raising Voices. Liliana has also been a teaching-artist for Shakespeare & Company, Access Arts and InsideOutside Theatre Company, and is on the Regional Education Faculty of Sweet Adeline’s Australia. She is an Audio Describer for Vision Australia.