Elizabeth Williamson has over a decade's artistic leadership and producing experience. She has been on the the producing team for around 75 productions at Pioneer Theatre Company and Hartford Stage, from world premiere plays to major musicals to revivals of the classics. Artistic producing for Hartford Stage includes the World Premiere of An Opening in Time by Christopher Shinn, directed by Oliver Butler, The Body of an American by Dan O'Brien, directed by Jo Bonney, the World Premiere of Douglas McGrath's adaptation of The Age of Innocence, directed by Doug Hughes, the World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, directed by Emily Mann, Feeding the Dragon, written and performed by Sharon Washington, directed by Maria Mileaf, the World Premiere of Make Believe by Bess Wohl, directed by Jackson Gay, and others.
Recent highlights include:
The World Premiere of Douglas McGrath's adapation of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence, directed by Doug Hughes, in a co-production with the McCarter Theater Center.
"Classic, modern, theatrical, historically relevant and resonant" -- Hartford Courant
Sharon Washington's one woman show Feeding the Dragon, directed by Maria Mileaf, in a co-production with Primary Stages.
"Framed as a fairy tale, it’s a fond and fractured memoir of the girlhood years she spent living, with her parents and grandmother, in a three-bedroom apartment “on the top floor inside the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library,” on the Upper West Side...Ms. Washington slips nimbly in and out of characters, each voice and accent clearly defined." The New York Times
The World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, directed by Emily Mann, in a co-production with McCarter Theater Center.
"Director Emily Mann and Ken Ludwig’s intricate script makes sure this train runs on time, and with excellent comic timing. “Murder on the Orient Express” will get you to a better place, and slay you merrily en route." -- The Hartford Courant
Elizabeth Williamson has led New Play Development for both Pioneer Theatre Company and Hartford Stage. Artists she's commissioned include Mfoniso Udofia, Kaneza Schaal, Kimber Lee, Bess Wohl, Matthew Lopez, Janine Nabers, Brighde Mullins, and Dominique Serrand & Steve Epp. Recent commissions include:
Brooklyn Academy of Music, international tour
In collaboration with Cornell Alston and Christopher Myers
Part of the 2018 Next Wave Festival
How can internal life be rebuilt after trauma? Theater artist Kaneza Schaal joins forces with actor Cornell Alston and artist Christopher Myers to consider reentry into society after prison. From corrections to cotillion, JACK & conjures social codes and rites, debutante balls, John Canoe performances from the Caribbean, 1950s sitcoms, minimalist feminist painters, and late 19th-century African-American dance pageantry to consider the unmeasurable damages of being imprisoned— not the time one has served, but the measure of one’s dreaming that is given to the state.
Design and text by Christopher Myers
Sound design by Rucyl Mills
Young Vic, West End, London, then Broadway
Following a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run at the Young Vic, Matthew Lopez’s ‘extraordinary and epic’ (Sunday Times) new play, The Inheritance, has opened at the Noel Coward Theatre to five star reviews for a strictly limited season through January 19, 2019. Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, this ‘monumental and transcendent’ (Time Out) production questions how much we owe to those who lived and loved before us. Stephen Daldry’s ‘remarkably involving production’ (Independent) explores profound themes through the turbulent and often hilarious experiences of a group of young, ambitious New Yorkers. What is the legacy left to them by previous generations? What do they owe the future and each other? Spanning generations and interlinking lives, The Inheritance is ‘an exquisitely truthful and funny modern classic’ (Telegraph) that brilliantly transposes E.M. Forster’s novel ‘Howards End’ to 21st century New York.
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