Liu Rou-Yu, Founder/Artistic Director
2012, The 36th Golden Tripod Awards.
2017, The 10th Nationanl Spirit Achievers Award
A leading theatrical performer in the early 1980s and a native of Taiwan, Ms. Liu earned her MA in Theatre Arts from New York University, and was selected for a year-long master class under Polish director Jerzy Grotowski.
In 1988 Ms. Liu founded U-Theatre and introduced, together with Mr. Huang since 1993, novel facets of drumming, meditation, and martial arts to create a series of original works integrated with a wide range of elements drawn from music, literature, drama, dance and ritual. These aesthetic syntheses have not only added another dimension to the Taiwanese expression in modern art, they have also earned U-Theatre much acclaim and many invitations to perform internationally.