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Lisa Ann Porter

Lisa Anne Porter is a professional actress, director, professor, and voice/dialect coach. She has coached over seventy productions, including Co-Head of Voice and Dialects for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Curran Theatre in SF where she was also the Resident Director for the final five months of its run. She was most recently the Resident Associate Director for John Tiffany’s production Let the Right One In at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. As a teacher, she was the Head of Acting and before that the Head of Voice and Dialects in the MFA program the American Conservatory Theatre. She has served on the faculties of Syracuse University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Shakespeare & Company, The Tepper Center/NYC, Naropa University, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. As a professional actor, she has performed with numerous repertory companies and Shakespeare festivals throughout the country. In the Bay Area, she has most recently been seen as Tracey in Sweat, Gruach in Dunsinane, and Julia in Fefu and Her Friends. She originated the role of Suzanne in Eureka Day and Erica in the West Coast Premiere of A Bright Half Life. She has an M.F.A. in Acting from A.C.T. and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. She is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher and has a certificate in Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.

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