Lise Bruneau is delighted to return to Knoxville after directing 4000 Miles in the Carousel last fall. Lise is based in DC where her credits include Mother Courage (with Kathleen Turner) and Legacy of Light for Arena Stage; Coriolanus, An Ideal Husband, Ion, Othello, and The Winter’s Tale at the Shakespeare Theatre Company; Mikveh, (Helen Hayes nomination), The Odd Couple, and the upcoming Tale of the Allergists’ Wife for Theatre J; This at Round House; and at CENTERSTAGE Blithe Spirit and Mary Stuart. In 2013 for the Denver Center, she garnered a Henry Award for playing Hesione in Heartbreak House. As a director, Lise has worked on Savage in Limbo for MetroStage, Hamlet for the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival; and for the upstart theatre company Taffety Punk – most recently the Riot Grrrls’ Tempest; Bloody Poetry, Oxygen, Owl Moon, The Devil in His Own Words; and 7 Bootlegs (full productions of Shakespeare plays rehearsed and performed in one day), among others. She has performed in regional theatres across the country, such as The Old Globe, ACT, Seattle Rep, the Wilma, Triad Stage, and Berkeley Rep, and for the Idaho, St. Louis, Alabama, Chicago, Santa Cruz and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals. Lise trained at RADA, and is proud to be a Taffety Punk.