Elisabeth proudly received her B.A. in Theatre and English-Creative Writing from Denison University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and her M.F.A. in Fiction from Butler University, where she serves as Director of the Butler Bridge Program. which offers creative writing workshops for central Indiana youth.
Elisabeth has taught acting, drama, and writing for various Indianapolis-area theatres, as well as teaching at both Butler University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
As an actor, Elisabeth attended the Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors in 2011 and won the 2015 Best Major Supporting Actress in a Drama award from the Encore Association for her role in CCP's August: Osage County. She has appeared in several commercials, as well as locally on stage in productions at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Carmel Community Players, Amalgamated Stage Productions (The CAT), Garfield Shakespeare Company, Spotlight Players, Theatre on the Square, and IndyFringe.
A member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Elisabeth's plays have been produced throughout the United States and internationally with productions in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Israel.
Her full-length play Clyt; or, The Bathtub Play, a feminist retelling of Clytemnestra's story, has been developed and workshopped with The Skeleton Rep(resents), The Bechdel Group, and in the WriteNow Workshop with 29th Street Playwright's Collective.
Her full-length play Catch/Release was the inaugural reading for Storefront Labs by Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis and was a 2021 finalist for the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women.
She has been accepted to and attended the Yale Writers' Conference (2017) and the Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive (2021).
Her plays are available on the New Play Exchange. Her short play, Brothers on a Hotel Bed, appears in Stage It! 2: Thirty Ten Minute Plays and was sold to an LA-based production company and adapted into a short film.
Other writing appears in Best Men's Monologues (Smith & Kraus, 2022), Midwestern Gothic, Flash Fiction Magazine, CHEAP POP, and Three Line Poetry. Her photography appears in Pidgeonholes.
Elisabeth is available for freelance work in dramaturgy, script consultation, youth tutoring, and content writing, as well as theatrical projects in acting and directing.