Elizabeth Swanson

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Elizabeth’s work hones in on the psychological drama at the heart of each story.

Her current artistic focuses are chamber plays and musicals.

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Upcoming Projects

Co-directing Head Over Heels for Kokandy Productions

Performances July 1 - August 25, 2019, Theater Wit

Tickets and more information available HERE.

 

Recent Work

Directing Three by Celeste Burns for arciTEXT 19: Forbidden Fruit

Performances March 24-26, 2019

Director, I Know My Own Heart

Written by Emma Donoghue

Pride Films & Plays, January 10 - February 10, 2019

Hildegard: A New Musical by Ethan Krupp & Davyd Reddyk

With a Machete Productions | Chicago Fringe Festival, September 1-3, 2018

 

Education

2015 | The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Arts at Trinity College, Dublin

M.F.A. in Theatre Directing

2012 | Princeton University

B.A. in History with a Certificate in Theatre


Elizabeth moved to Chicago in 2015 after completing an MFA in theatre directing at the Lir National Academy of Dramatic Arts at Trinity College, Dublin.

Recent directing credits include sketch comedy like Devin Middleton’s Where All the White Sneakers At? (Second City), chamber plays including Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs (Granary Theatre, Cork, Ireland) and Restore (Three Brothers Theater), and collaborations with Reddyk & Krupp (Hildegard, The Thanksgiving Circumcision).

She has also assistant directed at Chicago Dramatists (A Work of Art, dir. Henry Godinez), Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Love’s Labor’s Lost, dir. Marti Maraden), and Victory Gardens (Fun Home, Gary Griffin).


 
 

Electra

by Nick Payne

MFA thesis production| Lir National Academy for Dramatic Arts, Trinity College Dublin | 2014

Photo by: Keith Dixon

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Directing Credits

 

2019

I Know My Own Heart by Emma Donoghue

Pride Films & Plays

 

2018

Hildegard: A New Musical by Ethan Krupp & Davyd Reddyk

With a Machete Productions | Chicago Fringe Festival

Harvey by Mary Chase

Three Brothers Theater

 

2017

Where all the White Sneakers At? by Devin Middleton

Second City

 

2016

Murder, They Wrote | Stop the Insanity: A Low Fat Murder Mystery | Trick or Trump | Sketchfest

The Artist’s Lab | Fall 2016 Cycle | Stage 773

 

2015

Lungs by Duncan Macmillan

Granary Theatre | Cork, Ireland

 

Detailed Portfolio and Projects

 
 

Merrily We Roll Along

by Stephen Sondheim & George Furth

Princeton University Players, 2012

Photo by: Princeton University Players

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