Elizabeth is a Chicago-based theater director. Her work hones in on the psychological drama at the heart of each story. Her current artistic focuses are chamber plays and musicals.
Elizabeth grew up in Rockwall, Texas. She earned her B.A. at Princeton University where she majored in history and wrote her thesis on Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, analyzing the production's choices and reception through the lens of the Chicago theater community and the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Elizabeth also earned a certificate in theater through the Lewis Center for the Arts where she focused on Performance Studies, interdisciplinary theater, and the history of American musicals. During her time at Princeton, Elizabeth was awarded Outstanding Theatre Work by a Senior, a Princeton Musical Theatre Lab Grant, and the Francis LeMoyne Page Theater Award for her senior thesis production of Eden which she wrote and directed.
Elizabeth holds an M.F.A. in theatre directing from the Lir Academy, Ireland's National Academy of Dramatic Arts at Trinity College, Dublin. She graduated with the first class of Directing M.F.A. students and studied under celebrated Irish directors Annabelle Comyn and Wayne Jordan.
Elizabeth believes in letting content dictate form, as Sondheim says, and always strives for clarity in her work. She loves collaborating with playwrights on new work and has an affinity for Shakespeare and musical theater.