Lisa Leibering - Fourth-year BFA
Lisa Leibering is a fourth-year earned a B.F.A. from West Virginia University in Puppetry and Theatre for Young Audiences and an M.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Theatre for Young Audiences. For the past 16 years, she has worked as a professional theatrical designer and teaching artist. Her work has enabled her to experience theatre in a variety of circumstances from Equity theatres to cruise ships to juvenile detention facilities. Her research interests include: performance traditions involving puppets and masks, design aesthetics of theatre for young audiences, and puppetry in general. She is a professional costume designer and puppeteer, and is currently working on creating a historical archive for the Pittsburgh International Children's Theater, which will be the focus of her dissertation.