Some of my favourite words: mirth, coalescence, florin, extremity, lucid, population, facial, morose, whim, strop, perpindicular
Welcome to Liza Dezfouli's Writing!
Fat Chick, 2004, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
Marj's Torchbearers, 2006, Cromwell Road Theatre, Melbourne
and 2006, Gasworks Art Park, Melbourne (Melbourne Fringe and Victorian Seniors Festival)
Festina Lente, 2007, Terminus Hotel, Melbourne
Ten minute plays:
Chat to Your Fat, 2003 Short and Sweet, Newtown Theatre, Sydney, and 2003, Kaleide Kaleide Theatre, Melbourne (Snatches)
Underwire, 2006, Newtown Theatre, Sydney (Short and Sweet)
Sleeping Leeches, 2006, Newtown Theatre (Short and Sweet) and 2oo9, Kaleide Theatre (Snatches), and 2008, Melbourne Arts Centre (Short and Sweet)
My Little Oyster, 2006, Melbourne Arts Centre (Your Text Here) and 2006, Gasworks (Provocation)
Tarot of Sydney Road, 2008, Theatreworks (Walking Into Bars)
Monstrous Regiment, 2009, Kaleide Theatre (Snatches)
Lesbians of Northcote Walking Tour, 2008, Gasworks (Pink Shorts, Midsumma Festival), winner audience choice award
Waste Not Want Not, 2009, Kaleide Theatre (Pink Shorts, Midsumma Festival)
Phone Company 2005, Gasworks (Provocation) and 2009, Kaleide Theatre (Snatches)
A speech? Some copy? Website content? A blog? A script? A funny sketch? Rhyming verse? Throw me a challenge! I write in different genres and am happy being versatile. I won't try to reinvent the word but I'll find the right one. I write plays. I've worked as an arts journalist for many years, writing for the street press and for various arts/theatre websites. I've written reviews, written on blogs, on toilet walls, I've written cover notes for CDs, copy for advertising and radio, comedy for performance, I've published short stories and articles. To read a short story, go here. To read a couple of my articles, go here.
Years of freelance journalism plus my training in professional writing and editing ( I hold a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing from Melbourne's RMIT) have given me experience in working quickly, meeting deadlines, being thorough in my research and, most importantly, producing immaculate copy promptly. Marketing 101 says to specialise or occupy a niche in order to create a 'brand' but yah boo sucks to that. I offer an eclectic range of literary and professional writing skills and an intensely creative approach to a wide variety of projects.
As well, I'm a theatre reviewer who gets to see at least one play a week. I've performed on stage (most recently in a cabaret at The Butterfly Club), I've performed spoken word and stand-up comedy but, if I'm not writing , I'm happiest when experiencing live performance. For a couple of my reviews, go here.
Published Short Stories
Sluice, full haus anthology, 2006
Underwire, Visible Ink Anthology, 2005 (commended Daffodil Day Arts awards, 2001)
Daddyo, Visible Ink Anthology, 2002
Les Femmes Au Cigarettes, Wildfire Magazine, 2000
Scarface O’Malley, Federation of Australian Writers Magazine, 2000
The Interview, Wildfire Magazine (Aus), 1999
Pussy Willow, Black Lace Anthology (UK), 1998 & Wildfire Magazine, 1999