• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6588

Jones, Elizabeth May (Liz)

  • Occupation Actor, Advocate, Refugee Advocate, Teacher


Actor and teacher Dr Elizabeth Jones has been the Artistic Director of La Mama Theatre since 1976. For 20 year prior she was a teacher of English, History, Drama, and Politics in Australia and Indonesia. She has worked over many years as an advocate for refugees and First Nation’s peoples, and is invested in La Mama being a place of support for minority and independent artists.


  • 2012 - 2012

    Appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) ‘for distinguished service to the performing arts as an artistic director, administrator and performer, to the promotion of Indigenous playwrights and actors, and to the community.’