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Lisa Karen Cox

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Lisa Karen Cox

Assistant Professor, Acting


  • BFA, Major Interdisciplinary Studies, Minor Business
  • M. Sc. Education



A graduate of Concordia University's Interdisciplinary Studies program, Lisa Karen Cox relishes work that combines music, movement and heightened language. Often playing men and other mythical creatures, theatre credits include: The Penelopiad (Royal Shakespeare Co/NAC); Friar Laurence in Romeo & (her) Juliet  and Manfred Karge‚Äôs Man to Man (Headstrong Collective); Horatio in Hamlet (Beyond the Cubical Productions); Brutus in Julius Caesar (Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare), Katherine in Das Ding (CanadianStage/Theatre SMASH), Flo in Now You See Her (Quote Unquote Collective/Why Not/Nightwood) and 2 seasons at the Stratford Festival of Canada. Lisa was also the choreographer for Nightwood Theatre's Bear with Me and Comedy of Errors, the Assistant Director for We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia...(Theatre Centre), and Salt-Water Moon (Factory Theatre), and the Associate Director for Why Not Theatre's Like Mother, Like Daughter. She has also worked with emerging playwrights through Playwriting Units and Festivals; and explored playwriting and dramaturgy during the creation of Now You See Her (Quote/Unquote Collective/WhyNotTheatre/Nightwood).