Liz Carruthers

Scottish Theatre Director

Liz was born in Edinburgh and has been a theatre director for over 25 years. Liz is currently Artistic Director of Open Book, and has previously been a Scottish Arts Council Trainee Director at Perth Theatre, Staff Director at Chichester Festival Theatre and Artistic Director of Cumbernauld Theatre.

As a freelance director, her work has been seen at the Citizen’s Theatre, the Tron, the Traverse, Assembly, The Arches, Gilded Balloon, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, The Purcell Rooms, Soho Theatre, The Gate, The Duke’s Head (Richmond) and touring venues all over Scotland and England. She has directed new plays by numerous Scottish playwrights including Ann Marie di Mambro, Louise Welsh, Stephen Greenhorn, Tom McGrath and John McKay. Her recent work includes 17 new plays for Oran Mor, Glasgow and 3 Christmas productions for macrobert in Stirling.