ELIZABETH  SWANSON

Theater  Director

elizabethswanson731@gmail.com


DIRECTING CREDITS

2019 | Three by Celeste Burns | archiTEXT 19: Forbidden Fruit

2019 | I Know My Own Heart by Emma Donoghue | Pride Films & Plays | PRE-PRODUCTION

2018 | Hildegard: A New Musical by Ethan Krupp & Davyd Reddyk | With a Machete Productions | Chicago Fringe Festival

2018 | 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

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTING CREDITS

2017 | Fun Home by Lisa Kron & Jeanine Tesori | Dir. Gary Griffin | Victory Gardens Theater

2017 | Love’s Labor’s Lost | Dir. Marti Maraden | Chicago Shakespeare Theater

2017 | Visiting by Ed Proudfoot | Understudy Director (dir. Carrie Lee Patterson) | Artemisia Theatre

2016 | Shakespeare in the Parks Twelfth Night | Dir. Kirsten Kelly | Chicago Shakespeare Theater

2016 | Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night | Dir. Kirsten Kelly | Chicago Shakespeare Theater

2015 | A Work of Art by Elaine Romero | Dir. Henry Godinez | Chicago Dramatists

2014 | Vardo | Dir. Louise Lowe | ANU Productions | Dublin Theatre Festival

 

WORKSHOPS, READINGS & FESTIVALS

2018 | Tiny Thin Woman Inside by Courtney Meaker | Babes on Stage Festival | About Face Theatre

2018 | Trump Rally by Sean Pollock | Documentary Play Festival | Waltzing Mechanics

2018 | Who Are You? by Lena Wilson | History Lezons Festival | Pride Films & Plays

2017 | The Thanksgiving Circumcision by Ethan Krupp & Davyd Reddyk

2017 | I, Human by E.M. Lewis | Paragon Festival | Otherworld Theatre

2017 | Jarred by Eileen Campbell | Artemisia Fall Festival 2017

2017 | One Day at a Time by Noelle Hedges-Goettl | Chicago Theatre Marathon

2017 | Remainders by Eileen Tull | Jadesmash: A Ferocious Staged Reading Series | The Jades

2017 | Scorch by Stacey Gregg | Irish Theatre of Chicago

2016 | Restore by Jordan Ramirez Puckett | Three Brothers Theater | Waukegan Theater Festival

2016 | Hi, I’m Eileen by Eileen Tull | New Play Workshop

2016 | Koalas by J. Joseph Cox | Saturday Series Reading | Chicago Dramatists

2015 | Jeweler’s Building, 1929 by Will Fancher | Big Shoulders Festival | American Theater Company

 

EDUCATION

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

M.F.A. in Theatre Directing

 

Electra by Nick Payne (Sophocles) | MFA thesis production

Steubenville by Margaret Miller | Director & Designer New Play Festival

The Picasso – Self written, choreographed | Short play with music

Forest – Short play devised with Jed Murray

The Master Builder by Ibsen | One day workshop directing Aoife Duffin and Bosco Hogan

Assistant Director, Pains of Youth by Ferdinand Bruckner | Dir. Wayne Jordan

Head of Course: Annabelle Comyn

 

2012 | Princeton University

B.A. in History with a Certificate in Theatre

 

Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim & George Furth | Princeton University Players

Awarded Princeton Musical Theatre Lab Grant

Eden by Elizabeth Swanson | Lewis Center for the Arts

Awarded Francis LeMoyne Page Award, Outstanding Theatre Work by a Senior

Henry IV, Part 1 | Princeton Shakespeare Company

Blind Date by Bradley Barron | Theatre Intime

Mentors / Thesis Advisors: Daniel Rodgers, Robert Sandburg, Stacy Wolf, Jill Dolan