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Lisa Fa’alafi

Writer & Director

Samoan Australian Lisa Fa’alafi is a multidimensional artist and teine toa. The heart of her process makes space for indigenised feminine processes, pushing cultural and gender boundaries as well as Decolonising western theatrical spaces. Her work is visually stunning, highly entertaining, conceptual, political and uses theatre as an instrument to create change. Lisa is Co-Director of artist collective Polytox-ic who have created platforms and landmark intersectional works for the past 20 years. She is also Director and co-writer of the cult work Hot Brown Honey, touring consistently for 5 years, performing across six countries and has received numerous national awards including a Helpmann, Sydney Theatre Award, Green Room Award, Adelaide and Perth Fringe Awards, international nominations and awards in the UK and Canada. Lisa continues to grow a cohort of incredible BIPOC creatives through the Hive City Legacy Project which first premiered a London chapter at Roundhouse 2018 and has become a template to create a global Hive with a new chapter set to begin in Ireland as part of Dublin Fringe 2022.