Elizabeth Keel


Elizabeth A. M. Keel is a Houstonian playwright, director, actress, dramaturg, producer, and novelist. Her plays have been read or produced by Tokyo International Players, The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol, Shattered Globe, Wordsmyth Theatre, Otherworld Theatre Company, Stages, Mildred's Umbrella, METDance, Squeaky Bicycle, Flexible Grey, Landing Theatre Company, Cone Man Running, Fresh Produce’d (NYC), and 14 Pews, among others. She has published two novels: Running Into Trouble and Life After Myth. Some of her plays have also been published by Smith & Kraus and Stage Partners. She currently works as a teaching artist for Grackle & Grackle and Stages. She is proud to serve as the Resident Playwright and Literary Manager for Mildred's Umbrella. Her play, Override, won the second-place Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award in 2020. She graduated with her M.A. in Theatre Studies from the University of Houston, where her thesis explored the increasing role of Science Fiction onstage.


AWARDS Featured Texas Studio Artist in Arts + Culture Magazine (2018) http://artsandculturetx.com/texas-studio-elizabeth-keel/ Named Artist-in-Residence at 14 Pews (2013) Named by Houston Press as one of the “100 Creatives of 2012” Going Dark, Semi-Finalist for Eugene O’Neill Playwriting Conference (2012) Voted Audience Favorite for Scriptwriters/Houston 10x10’s (2010) Winner of the Sylvan Karchmer Fiction Prize (2007)

NOTABLE PROFESSORS Edward Albee, Rob Askins, Mark Bly, Lisa D'Amour, Will Eno, Suzan Lori-Parks, Mark Medoff, Stuart Ostrow, Chana Porter, Theresa Rebeck, Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson