Liza-Mare’s clan are the Birripi people of the mid-north coast NSW. Liza-Mare is a director, actor, teacher, dramaturge and an award winning academic. She is a founding member of Moogahlin Performing Arts, and is a key member of the company’s Artistic Directorate. She is currently the Indigenous Research Fellow at the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University NSW Australia. Her work history includes; Senior Aboriginal Cultural Development Officer for Arts NSW and Head of Theatre Performance at the Eora College for Aboriginal Studies, Centre for Visual and Performing Arts in Redfern. Her latest directing role was for the new Aboriginal play The Fox and The Freedom Fighters, which premiered at Carriageworks Sydney in 2015. Liza-Mare also works as a dramaturge and lectures on First Peoples theatre practices at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts NIDA.
Liza-Mare has received the following awards; the 2010 Marlis Thiersch Prize for excellence in English-language articles in the broad field of drama, theatre and performance studies -the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies ADSA the 2005 Phillip Parsons Prize, for Performance as Research ADSA, and a 2013 Rob Jordon Prize award citation for the for a contributing chapter in Telling Stories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performance (2012) ADSA.