Teresa Izzard is a theatre /movement director and a dramaturg. She is a Laban/Bartenieff Certified Movement Analyst (LIMS ’07), a Dynamic Embodiment Practitioner (’15) and holds a PhD in Theatre Direction (Phillip Parsons Prize ’13). Teresa has trained with Mary Overlie in Viewpoints and Anne Bogart’s SITI Company in Viewpoints, Suzuki and Composition. Her movement practice is cross-pedagogical and combines Laban/Bartenieff, Somatics and Viewpoints. Teresa has run masterclasses and presented on her approach to movement for actors and directing internationally, most recently for the Labanarium and Shapes in Motion in the UK and at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York. She was the acting Head of Movement at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2014 and now blends her work as an independent theatre practitioner with her role as a Theatre Arts lecturer at Curtin University where she is a resident director and specialises in movement for actors, dramaturgy and creative producing. Her production of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper was performed in late 2011 at The Blue Room Theatre in Perth to popular and critical acclaim. The adaptation (with Silvia Lehmann) was nominated for an Equity Award for Best New Playin 2013. Most recently Frankenstein: Some Assembly Required was the inaugural production of Feet First Collective which she founded in late 2015. An ambitious, immersive work it was commissioned by The Moores Building Art Gallery as part of the 2016 Fremantle Festival. She is a proud member of the inaugural Australian Directors Lab and in 2016 was selected for the inaugural Western Australian dramaturgy training with Playwriting Australia and The Blue Room Theatre.
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