Anne-Liese Fox


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Anne-Liese Juge Fox, Ph.D., M.Ed., B.F.A., a native New Orleanian, has acted internationally and nationally on both stage and screen and as a performer of her own original solo work and collaborative devised performances. As both a theatre artist and scholar, Fox’s creative drive and research are driven by the intersection of personal story, place, and community. She has been most active in new play development, adaptations of classical plays, and in devised and improvisational performance.

Her professional practice in Applied Theatre includes Playback Improvisation, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and Story Circle Process. She has performed at significant regional theatres around the country including: The Apollo (NYC,) The Magic (San Francisco,) The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (SF,) The Lensic (Santa Fe,) The 14th St. Playhouse (Atlanta,) The Alley (Houston) and regionally at the CAC, Southern Rep.,The Mahalia Jackson and the Magnolia PACs.

 Her original solo, Ego Rites, was selected Best of the San Francisco Fringe. Devised performance collaborations with ArtSpot Productions and PearlDamour include the Obie-winning, Nita & Zita. Fox was the founding Artistic Director of NOLA Playback Theatre improvisational ensemble which worked for eight years in recovery efforts in community settings after the levee break disaster following Hurricane Katrina. She was a writer and performer of Swimming Upstream with Eve Ensler (V-Day), directed Tony-winner Kenny Leon and Ashé Cultural Arts Center from its premiere to all national tours.

She has translated and adapted plays for production by Jean-Paul Sartre, Marivaux, Jean Anouilh, and Eugène Ionesco and premiered her original play, Frankenstein’s Mary Shelly, in 2017.

NOLA PlaybackNOLA Playback Theatre at Ashé Cultural Arts Center, New Orleans
--photo credit Paul McIsaac

Ego Rites by Anne-Liese Juge Fox photo credit Nadine Defranoux

Ego Rites by Anne-Liese Juge Fox
photo credit Nadine Defranoux

Fox is a published theatre and performance scholar with a featured article in TDR. She served on the board for the International Centre for Playback Theatre and for ArtSpot Productions in New Orleans and is currently on the advisory board for the Columbia Theatre in Hammond and on the Louisiana State Thespian board. She was a University Tisch School of the Arts Scholar at New York University and studied at the International School of Theatre, Jacques Lecoq in Paris where she focused on mask theatre, mime, and devised performance. She was a Board of Regents and Graduate School Dissertation fellow at L.S.U. where she received her doctorate in Theatre History, Literature, and Criticism and Performance Studies. Fox has taught theatre and directed productions at Tulane, Loyola, Delgado, and Southeastern Universities. Fox specializes in performance training in physical theatre and in Mask improvisation.

 She recently joined the theatre faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University as an Instructor of Theatre and has been involved in new play development as co-coordinator of Southeastern’s International Inkslinger Playwriting Contest and director for the premiere of four of the winning Inkslinger plays.