Lisa Lie is a Norwegian auteur; director, performance artist, actress, playwright (in the sense that the performances are not only written but wrought) and author. Her pieces exist at the intersection of performance art and text-based theater.
Lie takes a holistic approach to text-based theater and performing arts, making dramaturgically multi-layered works in which a variety of narrative threads run simultaneously. A point of departure when creating a new piece is often the creative performer. Lie is concerned with recreating ties to a shared mythology and ritual practice, creating a different kind of compositional logic—akin to that of dreams and magical thinking, underlying the experience of the everyday.
Lie has set up a number of plays at theaters in Norway and abroad. She has studied at the Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad; the Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavik; and the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Moreover, Lie has published poems, novels, and scripts, and in 2015 she received Heddaprisen for her concept, text, and direction of Blue Motell. She received the national Ibsen-award in 2020 for Mare at Det Norske Teatret.
She is now working on a PHD in artistic research in the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Previously she toured internationally with the award winning performance duo Sons of Liberty (2003-2010) and her platform Lisa Lie/PONR (2007-).
“She writes brilliant, intelligent and strange texts, directs her own brilliant, intelligent and strange texts for theatre and also emerges as a performer in the shows.»
– Natt & Dag (2015)