Liz Raba MA, PgDip, BA(Hons), Diploma

Creative Director Storyteller Consultant Facilitator

About Liz

Liz has diverse and extensive experience of working with young people and adults alike, creating, developing, and presenting various aspects of drama, theatre, and the arts.

Liz began her journey at Theatre School, before going on to university, where she studied a degree in Theatre, a Masters in Theatre Directing, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Dramatherapy. Liz has travelled to Europe, the United States, Africa and Japan working with theatre companies, researching different cultures and experiencing life in different communities.

Liz has worked for the last fifteen years with groups and individuals, from young children in play settings, to elderly patients in day care centres, using imagination and creativity to develop projects that are as significant and unique as the people involved in them.


My roles have ranged from performer, director, & writer, to teacher, facilitator, consultant and producer.  Below is a selection of these projects…

  • Paralympic opening ceremony, Aylesbury 2012: community Torch Parade
  • Ambassador Theatre Group, Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury: developing community theatre programme and supporting family engagement
  • SPACEherts: providing creative spaces and storytelling activities for children with ASD and their families
  • Johannesburg/Alexandra township, South Africa: Researching the impact of post-apartheid theatre in conjunction with the Market theatre company
  • Pittsburgh, USA:  Bloomsburg Noh Theatre Training
  • Tokyo, Japan: Exploring the integration of traditional Noh Theatre with western scripts and stories
  • Billy Elliott: Billy Youth Project in collaboration with the Billy west end team
  • Court Youth Theatre: weekly classes & school holiday workshops in theatre craft, performance and production
  • Consultancy: Working with schools, community groups and charities to develop their understanding, implementation and delivery of a creative education curriculum
  • Bravo 22: Writing education pack for delivery in schools and education settings, in conjunction with Royal British legion
  • Shell Shock: Writing education pack for delivery in schools and education settings, in conjunction with Combat Stress Charity
  • Camden, London: Writing and Directing as part of New Writing Theatre Festival
  • Old Town Hall & Dacorum Borough Council summer programmes
  • Inset days and teacher training
  • Whole school productions
  • UK youth: Running projects with funding from UK Youth
  • Arts award advisor: Working with groups to achieve Arts Award accreditation
  • Dramatherapy: Working as a Dramatherapist, registered with HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
  • Storytelling and memory work with adults with dementia & intergenerational projects with elderly care homes
  • Storytelling projects with young people with eating disorders & young offenders
  • Film making with teenagers in educational support centres
  • Story and Memory work with bereaved families
  • Summer Schools & Residencies
  • 2003 – 2006

    Roehampton University

    Masters in Dramatherapy
  • 2001 – 2002

    Royal Holloway, University of London

    Masters in Theatre Directing
  • 1998 – 2001

    University of North London

    BA (Hons) Theatre & English
  • 1997 – 1998

    Birmingham Theatre School

    Professional Acting Diploma