- How to direct actors with humor and deep respect
- The importance of being physically and mentally healthy as a performer
- Role of teachers in helping students how to articulate their creativity
- Keeping a sense of curiosity and innocence to deepen your craft
Lisa Brescia: Creativity Thrives Under Gentle Encouragement
A little about Lisa:
On Broadway, Lisa recently concluded an extended run as Heidi Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen. Previously, she's starred as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!, Elphaba in Wicked, Cleo in Twyla Tharp’s The Times They Are A-Changin’, Amneris in Aida, and Marion Halcolmbe in The Woman in White. Additional New York credits include the role of Helena in All's Well That Ends Well at the Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab and Claire in Roundabout's Ordinary Days. Regional credits include Tatiana Racon in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors (McCarter/Cleveland Play House), Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, Gertrude in Hamlet, Ivy in August: Osage County, Anna in Sister Play (The Magic Theatre), Betty Blake in The Will Rogers Follies (Pioneer Theatre), Victoria in Victor Victoria (Ogunquit Playhouse), Sally in Cabaret (PlayMakers), Kennedy Center's Broadway: Three Generations – Side Show (Violet), Chicago's Wicked (Elphaba), Into the Woods (Witch – PlayMakers), The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown (Mom – Orange County PAC), Evita (Eva), The Last 5 Years (Cathy), A Little Night Music (Petra – Goodspeed), and Brigadoon (Meg – Goodspeed). Lisa is now on the Acting faculty at Missouri State University’s acclaimed Department of Theater and Dance. Training: MFA in Classical Acting from the Academy for Classical Acting.
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