ASC - Lia Wallace
College prep programs manager
Lia Wallace graduated with honors from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2011 with a BA in Shakespeare and Education. She received her Master of Letters in 2015 and her Master of Fine Arts in 2016, both from the Mary Baldwin College Shakespeare & Performance program. Lia is a Philadelphia native who came to the American Shakespeare Center as an education intern in January of 2012. During her time at the ASC, Lia has been the archivist, financial assistant, tour guide, education artist, and now the College Prep Programs Manager and Camp Director. She runs the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp (ASCTC), a summer college preparatory experience for students aged 13-18. When not busy with ASCTC, she teaches workshops, trains education artists and tour guides, and manages educational residencies. Outside of Shakespeare, Lia fancies herself an amateur neuroscientist. She wrote her MLitt thesis "'But I'll Catch Thine Eye': The Social Brain in the Social Theatre" on the neurological effects of actor-audience eye contact, and presented her research in the Audience and the Actor colloquy at the 2015 Blackfriars Conference.