LIZA GOODELL is co-director of Philadelphia art and social justice organization, Spiral Q, working in partnership with her co-director, to set the organization’s vision and strategic direction and ensure the organization’s success. She has 24 years of puppet and parade making experience and has managed over 50 parades with Spiral Q. Goodell has been a force in nearly all aspects of the organization’s work including project development and management, parade and production management, grassroots individual giving campaigns, puppet commissions, exhibitions and restorations, staff development and management, and facility operations since 2005.
Outside of Spiral Q, Liza has been a guest artist at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Parade the Circle Celebration for the past 10 years, designing, building, and leading parade performance ensembles for audiences of around 60,000 annually. She has worked in Trinidad and Tobago where she assisted in creating costumes, masks, and giant puppets for award-winning Carnival bands The Washing and Buccoo.com and as production support on Hartford’s giant puppet performance Night Fall. Her masks and puppets have been on view at The Guggenheim, Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rosenbach Museum & Library, University City Arts League, and Cleveland Public Library.