Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder joined us as a keynote speaker at the 70th annual SETC Convention in Knoxville, TN in 2019.

Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, SETC Keynote, Friday, March 1, 2019. Photo by Caitie McMekin.

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Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Meet Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder’s plays include Gee’s Bend (Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center, KC Rep, Arden, among others), Fresh Kills (Royal Court/London), The Furniture of Home (ASF), The Flag Maker of Market Street (ASF), and White Lightning (ASF, Triad Stage ‘19). Provenance (B Street Theatre, Little Fish), Everything That’s Beautiful (New Conservatory Theatre), Santa Doesn’t Come to the Holiday Inn (Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC), among others. She has received commissions from Denver Center (The Bone Orchard), Baltimore Center State (My America, Too project), and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, as well as the Sloan Foundation. The Light of the World, was workshopped at the Southern Writers’ Festival at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in 2018. Her latest play, What Looks Like Pretty, was workshopped at the Geva Theatre and the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. She was also invited to participate in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s “State of the South” 10 city tour, which explored the changing face of Southern identity through town hall discussions. She is the winner of the Osborn Award given by the American Theatre Critics’ Association and was a staff writer for the CBS show, Love MonkeyElyzabeth is currently the Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at Sewanee: The University of the South where she teaches playwriting. She is a proud NYU/Youngblood alum. www.wilderwriting.net

Roslyn Ruff and Billy Eugene Jones in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival production of GEE'S BEND
Nikki Walker from the Alabama Shakspeare Festival production of THE FLAGMAKER OF MARKET STREET