Elisabeth Frankel is a theatre-maker, working in playwriting, directing, adapting, producing, and dramaturgy. 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 adventurous theatricality as a way to explore politics, feminism, American culture, fear, rage, and ultimately, a relentless faith in people. She tries to unpack in the same breath how societies are capable of such harm, while individuals are fundamentally good. A friend once described her work as, “People are bad; persons are beautiful.”
Whether it's directing her own plays or others, working as a dramaturg, or writing original plays, Elisabeth is inspired by theatre that transcends traditional conventions of storytelling, and practices a bold, ambitious commitment to style and use of setting.
"I want to see the whole world,
and I want to write down everything."
- Harriet the Spy