Lissa Tyler Renaud
Director, Critic, Scholar
Lissa Tyler Renaud M.F.A. Directing; Ph.D. Theatre History/Criticism, summa cum laude, U.C. Berkeley. Director of Oakland's influential InterArts Training for the actor-scholar; lifelong actress, director, dramaturg, and sought-after recitalist. As visiting professor, master teacher, and speaker, she has taught, lectured and published widely on acting, directing, voice, theatre criticism and the early European avant-garde, throughout the U.S., at major theatre institutions of Asia, and in England, Mexico, Russia and Sweden. Awards include Ford Foundation and National Science Council grants. Book publications include The Politics of American Actor Training (Routledge) and an invited chapter in the Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky. Writer and theatre critic for Scene4 international arts and culture magazine (editor, "Kandinsky Anew" theatre series). Founding editor (English) of Critical Stages; Renaud remains a contributing critic and board member. Editor for the Wuzhen Theatre Festival, China; editor of Selected Plays of Stan Lai (3 vols.), forthcoming, University of Michigan Press.