Bio & Resume
Liza Zapol is a Documentary Producer and an Oral Historian. She creates sound, multimedia and performance on the themes of memory and place, using documentary methods. Liza is the Community Programs Fellow at the Whitney Museum, and also leads the oral history project at Skowhegan. Liza has created live performance events and audio materials for the Metropolitan Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, The Rubin Museum, The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and collaborated on theater performances with Elevator Repair Service Company. Liza is Co-Artistic Director of the True Body Project NYC, creating interview-based artistic installations. Liza was founding artistic director of the Combustibles, a physical theater company.
Liza has lectured at the New School Memory Conference (“The Museum as Ventriloquist: Oral History in the 9/11 Memorial Museum”), the NYCMER Conference (“Story, Memory, Fantasy: How to Gather Visitors’ Narratives and What to do Once You’ve Got Them”), and Columbia University (“Stores of Memory”). Liza was a teaching artist for five years, leading teacher workshops on theater and oral history in the classroom, with LeAp. She earned a certificate in Physical Theatre from the London International School of Performing Arts, and a certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. B.A. with Honors from Northwestern University. M.A. in Oral History at Columbia University.
Liza has received grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Fractured Atlas, the Puffin Foundation, the Arvon Foundation, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts. Her work at the Whitney Museum is funded by the Altman Foundation.