Lia Wallace

lia wallace eduacation american shakespeare center
College Prep Programs Manager
Favorite Shakespeare Play:

Henry VI, Part 3

Shakespeare Character that best describes me:

Rosalind in As You LIke It, but I’m not happy about it — wanna listen to me talk about it for far longer than necessary?

Favorite shakespeare quote:

If it be now, ’tis not to come. If it be to come, twill not be now. If it be not now, yet will it come. The readiness is all. Since no man knows aught of what he leaves, what is’t to leave betimes? Let be.

Favorite play that isn’t by shakespeare:

Cyrano de Bergerac (by Edmond Rostand but I only like the Anthony Burgess translation like let’s be real)

All time favorite ASC Moment

The entirety of the 2012 Actors’ Renaissance Season production of Richard III with Ben Curns as Richard III because I will never get over it, I will never get over it, I will NEVER GET OVER IT.

Biography:

Lia was born and raised in Philadelphia. After graduating with honors from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2011 with a BA in Shakespeare and Education, she moved to Staunton, VA to begin her career at the American Shakespeare Center (as an intern) in the Education Department. She then enrolled in Mary Baldwin University’s Shakespeare & Performance graduate program, receiving her M.Litt in 2015 and her MFA in 2016. She joined the ASC full-time in April of 2016 and currently works as the College Prep Programs Manager and Camp Director. She oversees a range of educational programming focusing on Shakespeare’s text and technology, designed for students at the undergraduate level and below — including the ASC Theatre Camp, a residential summer program for students aged 13-19.