Poppy Liu is a first generation classically trained actor, poet and doula who was born in Xi'An, China, raised between Minnesota and Shanghai, and currently resides in New York City.
Poppy is a creative director of the production company Collective Sex which has the mission of healing through story into the radical queer future. To find out more, visit www.collectivesex.org
To watch Poppy's acting demo reel, visit here.
To find out more about Poppy's full spectrum doula work, visit here.
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
(upcoming) Barnard College
Women of Color Solidarity Conference
Pitch Her Productions Riveter Series
Abortion Care Network (ACN) National Conference
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina State University
Healthy and Free Tennessee Conference
University of Middle Tennessee