B.A. Antioch College
M.F.A. New York University (Tisch, Dramatic Writing)
LIZZIE OLESKER is a playwright, performer, and director whose hybrid work has been developed and presented in New York at the Public Theater (Alcestis/Adaptation); Cherry Lane (Razing Houses); Clubbed Thumb (A Kind of Mother); Brooklyn’s Old Stone House (Gowanus Girl & 10,000 Species); Sightlines Theater (Dreaming Through History) and in Seattle at ACT and Intiman. Collaborations include the multi-media, site-specific Every Fold Matters (w/award-winning, documentary filmmaker Lynne Sachs) in neighborhood laundromats around the city; and Tiny Lights: Infinite Miniature (w/ Lenora Champagne) at the Ohio Theater, Dixon Place, and Invisible Dog. She began writing for theater with the Winter Project directed by Joseph Chaikin at La Mama and has also worked with the Talking Band (New Cities; The Necklace; Obskene), touring internationally. Her play Embroidered Past was recently seen at New Georges, where she is an Affiliated Artist. Currently completing a film version of Every Fold Matters with support from Fandor Films, Lizzie has also taught at the New School, CUNY, and Swarthmore College.