Poppy Liu is a first generation Yellow-American New York City based actor, poet and community organizer who was born in Xi'An, China and raised between Minnesota and Shanghai.
Poppy is the founding director of the production company Collective Sex which has the mission of decolonizing queer femme stories about body, sex, love and healing. To find out more, visit www.collectivesex.org
I believe in stories that serves as blueprints for radical intersectional futures where those who have been historically disenfrachised are centered and thriving.
I believe in art as a spirit practice that invites us into our bravest and most compassionate selves.
I believe that as hyphenated diasporic people, when we speak our stories we are building houses of healing for our communities, for our ancestors and for our next generations.
"Poppy Liu delivers a gut-punching canon ball performance. She is equal parts charming, intimidating, and devastating. She pushes herself, and we are grateful for it."
- Maridee Slater, The Reviews Hub
"Beyond empowering. Liu's performance blew me away entirely. The nuance with which she juggles multiple emotions is staggering -- horror, shame, rage, isolation, fear, desperation, sometimes all together -- I wanted to scream with her."
- Sarah Weber, Theatre is Easy
"Luminous and lithe" - New York Theatre Review
"Haunting" - The New York Times
"Rambunctious physical comedienne" - American Theater Magazine
"Indescribable force and strength"
- Lauren Himiak, Rewire
"[My goal is] to be empowered in my body without being diminished or policed or sexualized. [My goal is] to be free."
- Interview in The Daily Beast
"Why I Made A Show About My Life As A Kink Dominatrix" - A Women's Thing
"Three Distinctions Between Mercy Mistress and Big Media's Take On Kink" - Honeysuckle Mag
"Poppy Liu & Critically Diverse Creative Spaces" - Sifted Magazine
"Theater in the Now: Spotlight On... Poppy Liu" - Theater in the Now