Director – Lis Shelley

lisShelley_100StageFlight Director & Tutor – Lis Shelley
BArts, Grad Dip (InfoSys), Cert IV Training & Assessment

Lis is a director, producer, filmmaker, editor, designer, actor and tutor.

She founded Stageflight in 2012 as an events management, film making and drama/film school business.

In 2009 she co-founded Footprint Theatre, a touring theatre company in South East NSW.

Lis has written and directed plays for the Canberra and Illawarra Short+Sweet Short Play Festivals, StageFlight, Footprint Theatre and Spectrum Theatre. She was Festival Coordinator for the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Merimbula 2013.

As a theatre actor Lis has appeared with the Dietikon English Players, Footprint Theatre, Theatre Onset and Short+Sweet as well as street theatre for the Cobargo Folk Festival, Moruya River of Art Festival, Candelo Village Festival, Eden Whale Festival and Bega Valley Festival, fundraising events (Mumbulla Foundation, Relay for Life) and South East Arts events.

Lis has taught theatre and film workshops for children, adults with a disability and Workability. She taught drama, digital animation, puppetry and musical theatre at Pambula Public School Creative Arts Days, improvised theatre at Bermagui Public School  and improvised theatre and puppet making at Cobargo Folk Festival. She has coordinated and tutored at all of Footprint Theatre’s school holiday Film and Drama Schools. She has taught theatre games in German to secondary students studying German as a second language, and film making to young film makers in the Bega Valley and Snowy-Monaro. She also tutors individual students in audition techniques and public speaking.

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As a performer, has Lis appeared in theatre productions for Footprint Theatre touring shows, at the Eden and Merimbula Libraries as part of the National Year of Reading celebrations and performed with Theatre Onset, and has made regular appearances as ‘Sgt Mike Angelo’ with Footprint’s street theatre troupe The Art Police since 2009.

Lis works with other arts and community groups and has collaborated and performed in street theatre performances for the Cobargo Folk Festival, Moruya River of Art Festival, Candelo Village Festival, Eden Whale Festival and Bega Valley Festival as well as fundraising events (Mumbulla Foundation, Relay for Life) and South East Arts events. Lis has run theatre workshops for adults with a disability and Workability.

Lis designed the lighting for Patrick Dickson’s Victor Ego or The Brainstorm for O’Punsky’s Theatre which premiered at The Murrah in 2018.

In 2015 Lis made the short film Perfect Cuppa and her documentary Connecting with the Earth about dancer Veronica Valderrama was broadcast on ABC TV and Radio, winning Best Film – Documentary at the 2016 Tanja Trop Fest.

Lis was the Director of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Film Schools held in Pambula and mentored Borderliners in Delegate for their 2016 theatre project. She was the Event Manager for the Eden Marine High Outdoor Movie Nights in 2016 & 2017.

Following a mentorship with the South East Arts Expand Program, Lis is working on a site-specific theatre experience on the Far South Coast and is .

Lis is the Founding Director of web design, consulting & IT training company Nullarbor Consulting Pty Ltd and Director of StageFlight and holds current First Aid and Working With Children certificates.