Elyzabeth has lived on a houseboat in Alabama, a railroad flat in New York, on top of a mountain in Tennessee, and slept on many couches in Los Angeles.   She has been a college professor, a nanny, a company manager, a Broadway usherette, an assistant in the big, bad world of investment banking, and done PR for Isabella Rossellini.  She has also ridden horses with the Women's Pro Rodeo in Idaho and square danced with Paul Newman in Connecticut.  On most days, she considers herself a primarily a playwright.

Elyzabeth's plays includes Gee's Bend, Everything That’s Beautiful, White Lightning, Provenance, The Flagmaker of Market Street, The Furniture of Home, Fresh Kills, The Bone Orchard, The Spirit of Ecstasy, and A Requiem for August Moon.  Her work has been produced at the Royal Court (London), Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center, B Street Theatre, Arden, Cleveland Play House, Northlight, Arkansas Rep, and Cincinnati Play House in the Park, among others.  She has been commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Baltimore Center Stage and the Denver Center.  Elyzabeth is the winner of the Osborn Award given by the American Theatre Critics' Association.

Elyzabeth is a graduate of New York University and a proud alumnus of Youngblood at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. Most recently, she spent three years as the Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at Sewanee: The University of the South. 

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