Elisabeth Frankel is a theatre-maker based in New York City. She has a BFA in Theatre Directing from the University of Michigan (Go Blue) and a MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. She also works as a freelance teaching artist.
Elisabeth is inspired by theatre that transcends traditional conventions of storytelling, and practices an ambitious commitment to style and use of setting. She seeks to use adventurous theatricality as a way to explore the human condition.
Elisabeth makes theatre in a variety of roles, primarily as a playwright, a director of her own plays, a director of other artists' plays, a dramaturg, and as a producer.
In addition to developing new work, Elisabeth is passionate about reinterpreting classic works, through an intersectional feminist perspective and with a direct connection to the contemporary moment.
"I want to see the whole world,
and I want to write down everything."
- Harriet the Spy