Before moving into her current role as Artistic Director of Theatre Direct, Lisa Marie co-created, directed and produced The Tale of a Town – Canada, a theatre and media project develop in collaboration with The National Arts Centre that toured to every province and territory including presentations at Theatre Passe Muraille (ON), The Fredericton Playhouse (NB), The Northern Arts Cultural Centre (NT), The Yukon Arts Centre (YK), The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre (AB), The Arts and Culture Centres of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Curtain Razors Theatre (SK), Theatre NorthWest (BC), and Victoria Playhouse (PEI), among others. Over the course of this multi-year project, Lisa Marie had two children who came along for this epic adventure
Lisa Marie is the founding Artistic Director of FIXT POINT, a theatre and media company which began in a Parkdale storefront where it operated for 10 years before its current expansion.
Devising and directing projects with FIXT POINT include The Tale of Harbourfront Centre (Fresh Ground Commission / World Stage), The Tale of a T-Shirt (Theatre Direct / Dora Award Nominations for Outstanding Direction and Best Ensemble), Four Corners (Theatre Passe Muraille / Beyond the Walls Series Commission), Main Street Ontario, an animated series on TVO, as well as a 7-city Canadian Fringe tour, a stint at the Edinburgh Festival and performances in Graz, Vienna and at the Prague International Festival.
Other career highlights include director of The Keith Richards One Woman Show (Suitcase in Point / Dora Nomination for Best Touring Production), Associate Director for The Double (Bad New Days w Tarragon / 5 Dora Nominations), and over a year of improv comedy in Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding at Second City.
Past posts include Playwright-in-Residence at Theatre Passe Muraille, Associate Artistic Director at Jumblies Theatre, and Education & Audience Development Coordinator at Canadian Stage.
Lisa Marie holds a Masters of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies from York University and she is currently pursuing her PhD. She is a course instructor at Centennial College and Brock University, an Artistic Advisor for the National Arts Centre of Canada and a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and École Philippe Gaulier in Paris, France where she studied clown, bouffon and many other seriously silly things.
Lisa Marie is an advocate for artist caregivers, and above all, a proud mom to her wild children.