Welcome, Liz Squires

CLockwork Theatre is Pleased to ANNOUNCE

LIz Squires

Will be joining our team!

It is with great pleasure we introduce Liz Squires, who has joined Clockwork Theatre as Director of Fundraising and Development. 

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Liz was born into a family of artists.  Classical musician parents, one sister gifted in visual arts, another sister on the stage, and a brother with a flair for jazz music and improv.  Liz dabbled with various musical instruments, never mastered more on a canvas than a stick figure, has a handful of theatrical productions under her belt, and struggled to find her place in the artistic world she knows and loves so dearly.

At the end of her first year of university, back when she still thought she might be a high school teacher (until she realized she doesn’t like teenagers), Liz was introduced to Arts Administration.  She continued to take the theatre courses she thrived in, but channeled her focus into the day-job aspect of the arts world, which inspired her to seek out more specialized training after four years at a Liberal Arts university.  Not many artists dream of sitting in an office clacking away on a computer, balancing expense accounts and asking the government for money, but this drives Liz.  She believes that the best way she can support local artists is to give them her gifts of research, professional writing, and a business-oriented brain.

Aside from Clockwork, Liz works for a marketing agency, writes a personal blog and freelance articles, is working on a book, volunteers with non-profits, and does the usual stuff like Netflixing and eating cookie dough.  She makes her home in beautiful Fraser Heights with her two spectacular kids.  She still dreams that one day she might be a professional chocolatier.

Get to Know Liz on a more personal level:

20 Questions with Liz Squires

What is your favorite word?
Bunk. Say it. It’s fun. 

What is your least favorite word?
Gyrate. And lately, succulent. 

Who is your hero?
Now I love Mindy Kaling, but I am truly inspired by heroic people that just live everyday lives. Good fathers, teachers, nurses, shift workers that wake up at 2 am, first responders, people that fearlessly pursue their passions despite the cost. And also Mindy Kaling. 

What turns you on creatively, emotionally, and spiritually?
Deep conversations, music that evokes feeling, a good book. Sometimes reading the dictionary. 

What turns you off in these ways?
Small talk and lack of structure. It kills me. 

What is your favourite play?
Women of Manhattan by John Patrick Shanley. 

If you could go on a road trip with anyone (dead or alive) who would you go with, and where would you go?
Vince Vaughn, and frankly, I would travel anywhere with that man. Maybe we’d drive down south and visit Owen Wilson. 

What sound or noise do you love?
Camera shutters and thwacking golf balls. 

What sound or noise do you hate?
Styrofoam. 

What is your favorite curse word?
F*ck, for its versatility. 

If you were stranded on a desert island for 10 years, what three things would you want with you?
My bible, a utility knife, and fire-starting-things. 

Do you believe in aliens?
I don’t give much thought to aliens, but I do think it’s a bit naive for humans to assume that we could ever know enough about the universe to make a factual statement that we’re the only ones here. 

What is your favourite book?
So many. Charlotte’s Web, Cheaper by the Dozen, To Kill A Mockingbird, Half Magic, All Creatures Great and Small, The Lover’s Dictionary, to name a few. 

What is your favourite movie?
Dumbo. 

What profession did you wish for as a child?
I wanted to be an eye doctor (optometrist) for many years because I wanted to use those big fancy machines.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I really want to learn high quality chocolate making. So yeah, I want to be a chocolatier. It’s more likely I’ll own a used bookstore at some point and I would be very content to do that. 

What profession would you not like to do?
No salary would be high enough to convince me to be a proctologist. 

What is something people may not know about you?
Here are the things you SHOULD know about me: my Meyers-Briggs type is ISTJ and my love language is quality time. 

What is one of your pet peeves?
When people are not self-aware. I think that’s one of the most vitally necessary character traits. 

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
“You’ve done well, my daughter. Welcome home.”