Elizabeth Lovelady

Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in playwriting and directing at Southern Methodist University, where she was awarded the Garland Wright Directing Award and the Rosenfield Playwriting Award.

She wrote and directed D.O.A. for Strawdog Theatre, for which she received the 2016 Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Adaptation. She is a Company Member with Red Theater Chicago, where she directed the world premieres of Sickle by Abbey Fenbert and Prince Max’s Trewly Awful Trip to the Desolat Interior by Ellen Struve.

Other favorite directing credits include: Photograph 51 and Fanny’s First Play (20% Theatre Company); Lone Star/Laundry and Bourbon, Crimes of the Heart and The Dining Room (Oil Lamp Theater); Off the Spectrum, a devised piece created as part of Red Tape Theatre’s Fresh Eyes Project; and He Said Yes/He Said No, an international collaboration with the German company Bluespots Productions. She also wrote and performed the one woman show A Simple Lesson in Baking with Marie Antoinette.

As an arts administrator, Elizabeth has worked with The House Theatre of Chicago as Development Manager, and Theater Wit as Development Coordinator. She’s held a great many internships in Chicago over the years, including: Stage Left (Directing), Collaboration (Assistant to the Artistic Director), American Theatre Company (Festival Producer), About Face (Strategic Planning), Next Theatre (Casting).

Photo by Ingrid Bonne Photography