Lisa Gaye Dixon, Professor of Theatre, Professor of Dance, member of the Acting Faculty, Resident Director, and Producer for Illinois Theatre, has worked professionally across the country and around the globe. She began her professional career with 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, Performance Network, Lost Nation Theatre, The Kitchen Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Shakespeare, and The Goodman Theatre of Chicago. She has done filmwork as actor acting coach, and AD.

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, sex, and gender lines, all while ‘keeping the passion’ and ‘finding the funny.’


Email: dixon1@illinois.edu