photo by Lila Streicher

Born, bred, and currently based in New York City, Lillian is a theater artist primarily interested in site-specific and minimalist performances that highlight the role of the audience in live theater. She has developed new plays with playwrights, directors, and devising ensembles for a variety of companies and venues, including Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Theatre for a New Audience, Soho Rep, Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb, Dixon Place, Culture Project, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Columbia University, UglyRhino, Galapagos Art Space, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Festival, among many others. She is the Artistic Director of The Motor Company – a theater company dedicated to making accessible new work using public spaces as the impetus for story-telling and theatrical events; a founding member of The Living Room – an ensemble of eight female theater artists dedicated to making new plays about the contemporary American female; and, an associated artist of foolsFURY Theater Company in San Francisco and The Instigators in New York. She is an alumna of Brooklyn College (MFA), Vassar College (BA), and the National Theater Institute, a former directing intern with Actors Theatre of Louisville, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and the inaugural Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellowship.

Although she is not a writer, she does occasionally pen plays, poems, and essays, and she conceived and scripted The Living Room’s most recent play, #liberated (ANT Fest 2015 and IRT 3B Development Series 2016).

During the month of July, she directs and teaches at The West Kortright Centre’s Shakespeare in the Valley youth program for teenagers.