Lilac is a writer-director and the Artistic Director of Althea Theatre. She is the RTYDS Resident Assistant Director at Curve and the recipient of the inaugural Annie Castledine Award. She has previously been endorsed by Arts Council England as a promising Exceptional Talent in the UK.
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); Stuck With You (Crips Without Constraints Part 2, Graeae); Kaleidoscopes (rehearsed reading, Criterion Theatre, West End); Rent (Mountview); Heroes (work-in-progress, Vault Festival, nominated for an Origins Award for New Work); The Glass Will Shatter (Omnibus Theatre and UK tour); Home Sweet Home (Stratford Circus, Jackson’s Lane and ARC Stockton); One Last Thing (For Now) (Old Red Lion Theatre, nominated for an Off-West End Award for Best Ensemble).
Credits as Resident Assistant Director include: Billy Elliot The Musical , Wizard of Oz (dir. Nikolai Foster, Curve, Leicester).
Credits as Associate Director include: Robin Hood (Derby Theatre, dir. Sarah Brigham), 10 Nights (Graeae and Tamasha in association with Bush Theatre, dir. Kash Arshad, Olivier Award nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre).
Credits as Assistant Director include: The Tempest R&D (dir. Jenny Sealey), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Butterfly Theatre, dir. Aileen Gonsalves), As You Like It (Butterfly Theatre, Haylay Cusick), The Dark Room (Theatre503, dir. Audrey Sheffield).
Lilac was an MGCFutures Bursary recipient in 2021, and a finalist for the JMK Award 2019 and Peter Hall Award 2021. She also directs and facilitates workshops for Graeae, Mountview, Guildhall, RADA and the National Youth Theatre
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.