Lisa Karen Cox

Toronto · Ontario

Last updated: April 26, 2024

A graduate of Concordia University's Interdisciplinary Studies program, Lisa Karen Cox relishes work that combines music, movement and heightened language. Often playing men and other mythical creatures, theatre credits include: Flo in Now You See Her (Quote/Unquote Collective/WhyNotTheatre/Nightwood); The Penelopiad (Royal Shakespeare Co/NAC); Friar Laurence in Romeo & (her) Juliet (Headstrong Collective); Horatio in Hamlet (Beyond the Cubical Productions); Brutus in Julius Caesar (Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare), Katherine in Das Ding (CanadianStage/Theatre SMASH), and 2 seasons at the Stratford Festival of Canada. 

As a Director, Lisa has worked on Doubt (upcoming) and Intimate Apparel (Thousand Island Playhouse), 1851: Spirit and Voice (Soulpepper/Myseum), Beyere (CBC Gem/Obsidian Theatre), Anna Karenina (UTM/Sheridan), and Untamed (TMU). 

A deep believer in the power of the future, Lisa works extensively with emerging performers and playwrights. Lisa has also worked in Dramaturgy, Intimacy Direction and Movement Direction. 

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ThisGen Fellowship

In partnership with Why Not Theatre, the NAC is delighted to announce the 2024 cohort of ThisGen Fellowship. Meet the fellows and faculty.