DR LIZA-MARE SYRON has family ties to the Biripi people from the Mid North Coast of NSW. She is a director, actor, teacher, dramaturge and an award winning academic.
Liza-Mare is currently an Indigenous Scientia Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Media at UNSW. She is widely published in the field of Indigenous performing arts, and her current research project focuses on the role of theatre in the revitalisation of native languages. She is a founding member of Moogahlin Performing Arts, and as a key member of the company’s Artistic Directorate for over ten years has recently been appointed Senior Artistic Associate. Her work history includes; Indigenous Research Fellow at Macquarie University, Senior Aboriginal Cultural Development Officer for Arts NSW, and Head of Theatre Performance at the Eora College for Aboriginal Studies, Centre for Visual and Performing Arts in Redfern.
Her directorial achievements include The Fox and the Freedom Fighters by Nadeen and Rhonda Dixon Grovenor with Alana Valentine (Performance Space), The Weekend by Henrietta Baird (Moogahlin), and Rainbows End by Jane Harrison (Darlinghurst Theatre). Liza-Mare recently produced The Visitors by Jane Harrison (Moogahlin) for 2020 Sydney Festival and was the creative producer of Koori Gras a celebration of queer black performance.
Liza-Mare also works as a dramaturge and lectures on First Peoples theatre practices at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts NIDA.