Eliza Beckwith has directed four plays in Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays (The Once Attractive Woman by Christine Farrell, Little Airplanes of the Heart by Steve Feffer, Ukimwi by Tom Coash, The Moon Bath Girl by Graeme Gillis) and was E.S.T.’s Managing Director from 1999 to 2001. Most recently, Eliza directed the world premiere of Tiny Bubbles by Richard Willett for New Directions Theater. Also with NDT: The Delusion of Angels by Don Rifkin; Cute Lonely Guys Looking for You by John Attanas; Anapest by Lee Wochner; F-Stop by Olga Humphrey; and Hot Air, Triptych, Random Harvest, and the critically acclaimed, The Flid Show all by Mr. Willett with whom she shares Co-Artistic Director duties. Other NYC credits:  Anchors by Tony Zertuche (Living Image) at the Kirk Theatre; Evangelia Kingsley’s cabaret Places to Live: Traveling Music for the Restless (The Metropolitan Room) and Death to the Book Club by Olga Humphrey at Alfred University, her alma mater, where she has twice been a visiting instructor.  Eliza began her New York theatre career backstage with the original production of Little Shop of Horrors, where she was the wardrobe mistress and “Stage Right Finale Plant,” and spent five years paying the rent as the Staff Chef for The Cosby Show. Eliza is eternally grateful to Curt Dempster, for his fierceness, friendship, and for always having a note that would make the play better. Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.