Liz won the 2015 JMK Young Director Award. BARBARIANS at the Young Vic received much critical acclaim and was nominated for a 2016 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.
She is the Artistic Director of Junction 8 Theatre and the associate director at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick.
She is currently the Staff Director on Macbeth at the National Theatre (dir. by Rufus Noris).
Work as a Director: THE SECRET GARDEN (Theatre by the Lake), UNDER THE MARKET ROOF (Chorley Market, Junction 8 Theatre), HANDBAGGED (Theatre by the Lake), HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT (Royal Exchange Theatre, Sherman Theatre, Theatre by the Lake), MACBETH (Dukes Theatre, Lancaster), BARBARIANS (Young Vic), BLUESTOCKINGS, TOO FAST and MINIGHT AT THE HOTEL BEAUREGARD (ALRA North)
Work as an Assistant Director: MACBETH (National Theatre), WILDEFIRE (Hampstead Theatre), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, BRITANNIA WAVES THE RULES, BLINDSIDED and THAT DAY WE SANG (Royal Exchange Theatre), THE LAST DAYS OF TROY (Shakespeare’s Globe), PROOF (Menier Chocolate Factory, GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES (Gate Theatre)
HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT
Nominated for 2 Manchester Theatre Awards 2017
‘Stevenson’s production…is minimally staged but neatly attuned to the melancholic undertow of Harris’ writing…it burns brightly’ **** (The Guardian)
‘Stevenson’s studio production perfectly captures the play’s oddball optimism’ **** (The Stage)
‘An intimate, warm play that has a massive emotional impact’ (Manchester Theatre Awards)
‘Compelling and beautifully crafted’ **** (Reviews Hub)
Olivier Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
‘Like a furious, punk Godot- Confidently directed…Stevenson makes the most of the play’s muscularity and her youthful cast bring out its gallows humour as well as its bleakness.’ **** (The Guardian)
‘Across the plays, Stevenson’s stripped-back production builds to its final scenes like a clenched fist waiting to punch.’**** (The Stage)
‘playful and inventive’**** (Time Out)
THE SECRET GARDEN
‘Stevenson marshals her ensemble very effectively, and nicely balances the production’s contrasting moods…superb set and sound design’**** (The Stage)
‘A beautiful production, clever, touching and magical’ (Cumbria Live)