Liz Carlin-Metz has worked for over 30 years in professional theatre. She served as an assistant director at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and was a directing associate at the California Shakespeare Festival. She is the founding artistic director of Chicago's critically acclaimed Vitalist Theatre. Directing credits include The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol, The Mill on the Floss, King Lear, Anna Karenina, the world premiere of Anung's First American Christmas, and award winning productions of Mother Courage, A Passage to India, and The Night Season (Vitalist Theatre), and The Sound of Music, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Skriker, The Grapes of Wrath, and Macbeth, among many others. She is an Associate Artist with The International Voices Project (Chicago) where she directs in the annual festival of staged readings of new plays. As a voice director, Liz has worked at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Tacoma Actor's Guild, and Steppenwolf (Chicago and Off-Broadway) and was in residence for four seasons at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Research interests and publications include acting and voice pedagogy and most recently “The Neuroscience of Performance” in Embodied Consciousness: Performance Technologies. She teaches acting, directing, dramatic literature, voice and speech, and devised theatre.