Elizabeth Digg’s plays include Nightingale (the Vineyard, Capitol Rep), Close Ties (Long Wharf), Goodbye Freddy (South Coast Rep), American Beef(Gloucester Stage Co.), and a musical, Mirette (with Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, at Goodspeed Opera House).  One-acts include Priceless, How to Plant a Rose and Dumping Ground (all in the EST Marathon) as well as Algaeand Black Eye (StageWorks Hudson).  Her plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and have been produced at theatres all over the US and abroad. For television, Liz wrote for the hospital drama, St. Elsewhere. Liz was awarded a Guggenheim Playwriting Fellowship and an NEA playwriting grant.  She won a Los Angeles Drama League award for best play (Close Ties) and was runner-up for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (Nightingale).  She was also awarded the CBS / FDG prize and a Kennedy Center for New American Plays grant for Nightingale. Liz was chosen twice to attend the Sundance Playwrights Lab in Utah during the development of the musical Mirette, which was later produced at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut and at the York Theatre in New York. Liz is Professor of Dramatic Writing in the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at Tisch / NYU where she has served as Head of Playwriting and Head of Curriculum. Works-in-progress include a memoir, How I Lost My Religion, and two plays God of the House and Glory Girls (about Victoria Woodhull, Tennessee Claflin, and Cornelius Vanderbilt). Liz is a member of EST and the EST Playwrights Unit.

Contact:  efd1@nyu.edu