Dixon1Lisa Gaye Dixon, Producer, Chair of the Acting Program, and Associate Professor in Theatre, has worked professionally across the country and around the globe. She began her professional career with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, and has been seen on the stages of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the New Globe Theatre in London, and regionally at the Attic Theatre (Detroit), Performance Network (Ann Arbor), Lost Nation Theatre (Vermont), The Kitchen Theatre (Ithaca), Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and Milwaukee Shakespeare. Most Recently she can be seen in the award-winning independent film Leading Ladies, and the soon-to-be-released Using, where she was also a professional acting coach.

At the University of Illinois, Lisa has directed several successful productions for the Department of Theatre, all dealing with a range of social and political issues, and all addressing the common threads of humanity, and the universality of experiences across racial, cultural, class, economic and sexual lines, all while ‘finding the funny.’


Email: dixon1@illinois.edu