Lilac Yosiphon is a theatre director, writer and the Artistic Director of Althea Theatre, an international ensemble of British and migrant artists based in London. She is currently the RTYDS Resident Assistant Director at Curve Theatre.
Lilac has been endorsed by Arts Council England as a promising Exceptional Talent in the UK. She was a MGCFutures Bursary recipient 2021, and a finalist for the JMK Award 2019 and Peter Hall Award 2021.
Directing credits include Oh What a Lovely War (Made at Curve co-production with De Montfort University), I Want to Live (rehearsed reading, Theatre Royal Stratford East), Kaleidoscopes (rehearsed reading, Criterion Theatre), Stuck with You (Crips without Constraints Part 2, Graeae), Rent (Mountview), 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) & One Last Thing (For Now) (Old Red Lion Theatre, nominated for an Off-West-End Award for Best Ensemble).
Associate Director credits include 10 Nights (Olivier award nominated, Graeae and Tamasha production in association with Bush Theatre), Dyl (Old Red Lion Theatre, dir. Clive Judd), The Playboy of The Western World (Southwark Playhouse, dir. Polina Kalinina). 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).
Lilac curates 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 directs and facilitates at Graeae, Mountview, Guildhall, RADA, CSSD and the National Youth Theatre.