Lisa Gaye Dixon has worked professionally across the country and around the globe. She began her professional acting career with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago in a revival of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, and has been seen on the stages of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the New Globe Theatre in London, and regionally at the Attic Theatre (Detroit), Performance Network (Ann Arbor), Lost Nation Theatre (Vermont), The Kitchen Theatre (Ithaca, NY), GEVA Center (Rochester, NY), the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Shakespeare, and The Goodman Theatre, where she appeared as the Ghost of Christmas Present in the 40th anniversary production of A Christmas Carol, and Lucy in The America Play. As poet, playwright and devisor, she premiered her one-woman show entitled: My Case Is Altered: Tales of a 21st Century Roaring Girl under the direction of Internationally recognized choreographer and director Struan Leslie at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Professional Directing credits include: Ladyish by Chelsea Marcantel, and King Lear (Milwaukee Shakespeare in the Park). Film Credits include: The Trouble with Men and Women (BBC/IFC), Leading Ladies, and USING. At University of Illinois, Lisa is currently the Chair of the Acting Program, and has directed several productions for the Department of Theatre, all dealing with a range of social and political issues, and addressing and revealing the common threads of humanity, and the universality of experiences across race, culture, class, economic, gender, and sexual lines. Ms. Dixon is thrilled to be working with the fabulous folks of Clarence Brown Theatre!