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Lisa Channer

theatre director, actor and educator based in Minneapolis

Co-Artistic Director Theatre Novi Most in Minneapolis. Previously co-founder Sleeveless Theatre, Massachusetts. Directing and performance work has been seen across the world including in New York (Public Theatre), Chicago (Organic Lab Theatre), New England (Yale Repertory Theatre, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival), Amsterdam (IT’s Festival), Belfast (Old Museum Arts Centre), Russia (Bodyword Festival, Osobniak Theatre etc), and Minneapolis (Illusion Theater, Playwrights’ Center, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Red Eye Theater, Park Square, etc). Awards include Fox Foundation and Fulbright awards. MFA in Directing, Yale School of Drama. Associate professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, Twin Cities. Member of the committee for the JUBILEE. Work upcoming: DENIM, a new play about American identity and branding with playwright Savannah Reich (Novi Most, Minneapolis MN) ; Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill (Park Square Theatre, St. Paul MN Fall 2019); The Skriker by Caryl Churchill, (University of Minnesota Spring 2020). theatrenovimost.org

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Committing To A Season of Historically Excluded Voices
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Committing To A Season of Historically Excluded Voices

A Moment of Reflection at University of Minnesota

14 November 2019

Lisa Channer, professor at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, talks about her school’s work in crafting a pledge to join the JUBILEE—a yearlong, nationwide theatre festival featuring work by traditionally excluded artists.