Liz Pounsett

Liz PounsettLiz Pounsett is an arts educator, actor, director and theatre-maker. Liz has been the Drama School Director at YPT since 2012, minus a brief stepping out to have a baby last year. Prior to that Liz was a YPT faculty member for three years. As the artistic director of the independent theatre company, The Question Company, Liz created several new works of physical theatre, including Downtown and You Mean Now?. Liz has taught various aspects of performance including acting, voice, movement, clown and mime to all ages at various schools, theatres and universities in Toronto and New York City; in both French and English. For several years Liz also directed the Children’s Peace Theatre summer Peace Camp, creating a new show with the input of 65 participants, while investigating Conflict Transformation. In collaboration with the University of Toronto, Liz has developed theatre workshops for teenagers with traumatic brain injury. Liz holds an MFA, Acting, from York University, and spent two years at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris studying theatre creation.