Lilac Yosiphon is a theatre director, writer and the Artistic Director of Althea Theatre, an international ensemble of British and non-British actors based in London.
She is endorsed by Arts Council England as a promising Exceptional Talent in the UK. One of the finalists for the JMK Award 2019, she is currently working with Graeae as a Trainee Director.
Directing credits include Heroes (Work in progress, VAULT Festival 2020, nominated for an Origins Award for New Work), The Glass Will Shatter (Omnibus Theatre & UK Tour), Home Sweet Home (Stratford Circus, Jackson’s Lane & ARC Stockton), Jericho’s Rose (co-directed with Mike Cole and Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster; Hope Theatre & Theatre Deli Sheffield), One Last Thing (For Now) (Old Red Lion Theatre, nominated for an Off-West-End Award for Best Ensemble).
She was Associate Director on Dyl (Old Red Lion Theatre, dir. Clive Judd), The Playboy of The Western World (Southwark Playhouse, dir. Polina Kalinina) and Assistant Director on The Dark Room (Theatre503, dir. Audrey Sheffield), Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre, dir. Hannah Hauer King) and Armstrong’s War (Finborough Theatre, dir. Jenny Bakst).
In the last two years, she curated InterScratch, showcases of local and international new writing and interdisciplinary collaborations.
She wrote and performed in There's No Place Like (premiered at Brighton Fringe 2015, transferred to the Arts Theatre and was awarded Outstanding Site Specific at San Diego Fringe 2017), Jericho’s Rose (Here’s the News from over There, The Northern Stage, Edinburgh Fringe 2015) and Faux Amis (Memoire de l’Avenir, Paris). Her short play Asylum won the SES International Playwriting Award in LA and had a rehearsed reading at the Odyssey Theatre.
She also works as a workshop facilitator at Mountview, Identity School of Acting and the National Youth Theatre.