Lia Russell-Self
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joined Berkshire Country Day School in 2017
B.A., Creative Writing and Theatrical Arts – Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Lia is thrilled to join the faculty at BCD as the Theater Director and directs the Middle School theater workshop in November, as well as the Upper School Winter Production. She says, “I love teaching BCD students because they  come into class ready to be challenged. They are actively engaged and excited to think above and beyond.” Originally from Atlanta, GA, Lia currently lives in Austerlitz, NY. She has been a teaching artist at the WAM Theatre, as well as assistant director for their Fall 2017 production. Lia is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Eighty4 Productions, an all-arts company devoted to intersectionality. Lia is enthusiastic about “devised” theatre, wherein the script originates from the collaborative work of a group. Full of energy, optimism, and talent, Lia, who also serves as a member of the Development Office, is a valuable addition to our dynamic arts teachers and offerings at BCD.