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About Lisa Allan | Wintergreen Creative Dreamer-upper-er / Artistic Director
Hi, I'm Lisa. I'm a creator and teacher of theatre, I organise community events and I teach yoga and Reiki. I have a special interest in wellness and community development. I live in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand with my lovely husband, Dan and his Mum, Sherryn.

I love to create opportunities for people to connect more deeply to themselves, to other people and to the world around us. I've been very lucky to work with many amazing humans over the years to create both small, bespoke experiences available only to an invited/underground audience and large scale Arts Festival ones. I like to surprise and delight and to make even the biggest experiences personal in some way.

I look forward to interacting with you as our stories weave together and we find novel ways to connect and, ultimately, shine our unique lights more and more brilliantly!

-Lisa Allan
Things Lisa helped come into being
Founded Thrive - yoga teacher collective in Nelson (2018)
Co-founded the Nelson Fringe Festival (2015)
Co-directed (2015) & Directed (2016) the Nelson Fringe Festival
Co-directed the Body in Space Theatre Company (Jan 2010 - Dec 2015)
Directed Blackbird Theatre (2008 & 2009)
Co-created the Loopen Experiment Theatre Company (Jan 2005 - Dec 2007)
Residencies and journeys
Fireflight at Wakefield School | Creatives in Schools (2020)
Teaching improv in India (2017 & 2018)

Theatre tour of NZ (2017)
Rapanui/ Easter Island (2016)
Rakiura/ Stewart Island (2014)
Waitaha Water Gathering (2014)
India (2004, 2005, 2012, 2013)
Tantidhatri Women's Theatre Festival (India, 2012)
International Yoga Festival (India, 2012)
Marlborough Boys College | Artists in Schools (2 weeks, 2008)
Hornby High School | Artists in Schools (8 weeks, 2008)
South American Theatre Tour (2007)
Teaching topics
Theatre: The Viewpoints, Devising, Character Creation, Laban, Text Interpretation, Physical Theatre, Improvisation & Mask (2004 - present)

Yoga (2004 - present) and Reiki (2013 - present)
Selected directing credits
The Firework-maker's Daughter (Stephen Russell), Terra Nova (Ted Tally), Macbeth (Shakespeare), Metamorphoses (Mary Zimmerman), The Twits (David Wood), Earnest! (adapted from Oscar Wilde).
Master of Fine Arts in Directing (pending)
Post-graduate Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Directing, The Working Dramaturg & Performance Research
Certificate of Proficiency (Kapa Haka: Māori Performing Arts)
Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)

Bachelor of Science (Biology- Micro & Conservation)
Graduate Diploma of Arts (Human Services)
Diploma in Performing Arts
Reiki Master/ Teacher Training
Zen Zen Zo Stomp/ Master Class (Physical Theatre)
Yoga: Richard Tweedie, Pankaj Sharma & Surrinder Singh
200HR Yoga Teacher Training with Samma Karuna
NZ Sign Language (1C)
Creative output
Devising & writing theatre (2002 - present)
Directing theatre (2002 - present)
Performing theatre (2002 - present)
Writing for TV (2008)
Teaching theatre (2004 - present)
Producing theatre (2002 - present)
Presenting at Festivals
Evolve (2020)
International Yoga (2017)
NZ Fringe (2017, 2018)
Dunedin Fringe (2017)
Hamilton Garden Arts (2013, 2014)
Nelson Arts (2011, 2019)
Adelaide Fringe (2011)
Wellington Fringe (2007)
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