Lizi Watt (she/her) is the Managing Director of Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis and a freelance director, theatre educator, and performer. She has taught at New York University’s Experimental Theater Wing, Naropa University, Rhodes College, Acrobatics of the Heart/Earthdance, the National Alliance of Acting Teachers: Teacher Development Program, Marlborough School, and COCA, and has regional directing credits across the country. Some performance credits include Alarm at Blue Roof Studios (LA), Daedalus’ Daughter at REDCAT (LA), Hamlet with Prison Performing Arts (featured on This American Life), Weetzie Bat at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2.5 years touring with Metro Theatre Company (US and Taiwan), The Lysistrata Project (part of the Global Peace Initiative) and Big Love and Midsummer Night’s Dream with Boulder/Denver-based theatre, Band of Toughs. She is the author of House of Daughters, It’s a Girl, and mama, a solo performance piece. She has also contributed to many devised works, including Saltwater, with the International Theatre Collective, The Blind Watchmaker, at the Bug Theatre and (Re)Production, at Fools FURY. Lizi holds her MFA in Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University.