Liz Perry (Connors)

Artistic Director, Wise Owl Theatre

Hailing originally from Drouin (Gippsland), Liz stepped trepidly into a beginner's acting class in 1989 while living in Vancouver, Canada and thus began her passion and love affair with the theatre. 

Today with a career spanning 30 years Liz is an actor, director and movement coach.

She has trained in Canada, England, New York and Australia.  This includes a Graduate Diploma in Humanities & Social Sciences (Drama) from La Trobe University; a Postgraduate Diploma in Dramatic Art (Actor Training Methodologies) from the the University of Melbourne (VCA); a Graduate Certificate in Actor Training from the world-renowned William Davis Centre for Actors' Study (Vancouver, Canada); Shakespeare studies at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and further professional training in physical theatre skills at Lancaster University (UK), LABAN Movement Analysis, the Williamson Technique (NY), Gabrielle Roth 5 Rythyms and the voice training of Kirsten Linklater.

As a Director, Liz has directed such classics as 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (Oscar Wilde), 'Long Days Journey Into Night' (Eugene O'Neill), Talking Heads (Alan Bennett), 'Junk Rooms' (Stephanie Briarwood), 'Salute the Man' (Jeannie Haughton), 'Laundry & Bourbon' (James McClure) and 'The Window Outside' (Belinda Lopez, 2012, 2019)

As an actor she has performed Shirley in Willy Russell's one-woman play "Shirley Valentine", Oriel in Tim Winton's "Cloudstreet", Lindsey in Hannie Rayson's "Life after George", the Countess in Shakespeare's "All's Well that Ends Well" and Nell in Caryl Churchill's "FEN"...to name a few. 

TV and film credits include Neighbours, It's A Date (Peter Helliar Director), The Caretaker (Tom Conyers Director), Walk the Talk (Dreamworks/21st Century Fox, Shirley Barrett Director), Spud Monkey (Stuart McBratney Director)

Liz is also a teacher of acting and theatre movement. 

Her work as a teacher explores the connection of breath and emotion that gives physical and emotional definition, meaning and clarity to character and storytelling. 

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To contact Liz please email at:  wiseowltheatre@gmail.com