MFA Profiles / Theatre Directing / Current Students
Elizabeth Kate Lovelady
- MFA Theatre Directing - 2020
Elizabeth, currently based in Dublin, Ireland, worked professionally as a director, playwright and arts administrator in Chicago for 12 years. She received a BFA in Playwriting and Directing from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she was awarded the Garland Wright Directing Award and the Rosenfield Playwriting Award.
Select Chicago area credits include:
The world premiere of D.O.A., which she adapted from the noir film by the same name. [Strawdog Theatre; winner of the 2016 Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Adaptation.]
The world premieres of Sickle, by Abbey Fenbert and Prince Max’s Trewly Awful Trip to the Desolat Interior by Ellen Struve. [Red Theater Chicago, where she is a Company Member]
Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler and Fanny’s First Play by George Bernard Shaw [20% Theatre Company]
Lone Star/Laundry and Bourbon, one act companion plays by James McLure, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney [Oil Lamp Theater]
She also wrote and performed the one woman show A Simple Lesson in Baking with Marie Antoinette [The Island; Pivot Arts Festival]
As an arts administrator, Elizabeth worked with The House Theatre of Chicago as Development Manager and Theater Wit as Development Coordinator.