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Liz Valdez

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Liz Valdez has directed new works by Montreal playwrights, poets, and her own collective creations, easily switching from a gritty George F. Walker comedy to a playful children’s production. Many Montreal English theatres, including the Centaur, Geordie and Tableau D’Hôte, have gladly taken her on to direct their productions. She recently mounted Haunted House, written by Endre Farkas, about the life of Montreal poet, politician, and lawyer, A. M. Klein, at the Segal Centre, and directed The Nutmeg Princess by Richardo Keens-Douglas for Black Theatre Workshop’s school tour. A graduate of Concordia’s Theatre Department, she worked as a professional actor for 15 years. A resident of NDG, where she lives with her husband and three daughters, she also teaches theatre at Concordia and has trained countless young people at the Actors Studio Montreal and John Abbott College. (PF)