Elizabeth Lovelady is a playwright, director and arts administrator based in Chicago. She wrote and directed D.O.A. for Strawdog Theatre’s Hugen Hall, for which she received a Jeff Award for best new adaptation. She also wrote and performed the one-woman show A Simple Lesson in Baking With Marie Antoinette for The Island Theatre Company and Pivot Arts Festival. She received her bachelor’s degree of fine arts in playwriting and directing at Southern Methodist University. Favorite directing credits include Photograph 51 and Fanny’s First Play for 20% Theatre Company, where she is an artistic associate; Lone Star and Laundry and Bourbon, Crimes of the Heart and The Dining Room for Oil Lamp Theater; The War to End War: Los Alamos for The Island Theatre Company; Off the Spectrum, a devised piece created as part of Red Tape Theatre’s Fresh Eyes Project; and He Said Yes/He Said No, an international collaboration with the German company Bluespots Productions. She is the development coordinator for Theater Wit.