ELIZABETH WILLIAMSONPrior to joining Hartford Stage, she was Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager at Pioneer Theatre Company, where she founded and ran the New Plays Initiative. Recent and upcoming dramaturgy includes MAN IN A CASE (with Big Dance Theatre and Mikhail Baryshnikov, Hartford Stage), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (world premiere, Hartford Stage), Bess Wohl’s TOUCH(ED) (world premiere, PTC), IN (world premiere, PTC), and BARCELONA; Wendy MacLeod’s FIND AND SIGN (world premiere, PTC); Brighde Mullins’s POETRY: A PLAY; Dominique Serrand and Steve Epp’s INVISIBLE TO THE EYE; Dan O'Brien's THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN; Lauren Yee’s A MAN, HIS WIFE, AND HIS HAT; Kyle Jarrow’s THE LIST; Brooke Berman’s OUT OF THE WATER; Sheila Callaghan’s LASCIVIOUS SOMETHING; and Mary Zimmerman’s M. PROUST (world premiere, About Face/Steppenwolf). New York directing includes the US premiere of Michel Azama’s THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PIER PAOLO PASOLINI for the Act French Festival (also translated; a Village Voice Choice); Sarah Kane’s 4.48 PSYCHOSIS (Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab); THE FLOATING WORLD (also adapted from Chikamatsu; LCT's Directors Cabaret at HERE); Peter Morris’ THE SECOND AMENDMENT CLUB (AMS, then West End Theatre); and Genet’s THE MAIDS (FringeNYC). Regionally, she’s also worked at ACT, Alter Theater, Aurora Theatre, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Berkeley Rep’s School, the Berkshire Opera, Cal Shakes, Court Theatre, the La Jolla Playhouse, Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, Magic Theatre, PlayGround, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Education: Bachelor's, Bennington College; Master’s, Oxford University; trained at the École Jacques Lecoq & with Complicite. She received a 2007 NEA Fellowship in Literary Translation for her translations of Michel Azama’s plays and is a member of LMDA and the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.