ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON (she/her/hers) will be the next Artistic Director at Geva Theatre Center, beginning in summer 2022. Williamson is internationally known for her work developing and premiering major new plays and musicals, which have won multiple awards including the Olivier Award for Best Play, the Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Play, and Critics Circle, Evening Standard, GLAAD, and Drama Desk Awards for Best Play. She has worked on Broadway, in London's West End, Off-Broadway, regionally and internationally. She also has extensive experience working on Shakespeare and the classics, including her own translations and adaptations of Charlotte Brontë and Marivaux for Hartford Stage.
Recent projects include dramaturging the Broadway and West End productions of The Inheritance (Tony, Olivier, Critics Circle, Evening Standard, GLAAD, and Drama Desk Awards for Best Play, Outer Critics Circle Honoree), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony Award for Best Musical), and Anastasia; artistic producing, co-directing and dramaturging Russian Troll Farm (TheaterWorks Hartford/Theatre Squared/The Civilians, New York Times list for Best Theater of 2020), directing & adapting Jane Eyre (Hartford Stage), dramaturging Make Believe (Outer Critics Circle Honoree, New York Times list for Best Theater of 2019), and directing Henry V (Hartford Stage.)
Williamson has also worked around the US and internationally at the Young Vic, Figurteatret I Nordland, Primary Stages, Berkeley Rep, the Act French Festival in New York, ACT, Cal Shakes, Court Theatre, Steppenwolf, About Face, New Harmony Project, BAPF, La Jolla Playhouse, the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Theatre de La Jeune Lune, HERE, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and others. She has served as Associate Artistic Director/Director of New Play Development for both Hartford Stage and Pioneer Theatre Company, commissioning and developing work by Kaneza Schaal, Bess Wohl, Matthew Lopez, Sarah Gancher, Dan O’Brien, Mfoniso Udofia, Octavio Solis, Robert Freedman and Scott Frankel, Terence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, Brighde Mullins, and many others. She is particularly proud of launching Hartford Stage's Community Engagement Initiatives during her time at the company.
Education: M.St., Oxford University, B.A., Bennington College, trained at the École Internationale de Théàtre Jacques Lecoq. She is the 2007 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literary Translation. Member: SDC, LMDA.
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