Elizabeth Bennett is a dramaturg, arts journalist, and arts administrator living in New York City. As the resident dramaturg and literary manager at La Jolla Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Club, Dallas Theater Center, Arena Stage, and Second Stage, she read hundreds of scripts each year, provided research and production dramaturgy, developed new plays, and managed humanities and education programs. Among the works she is proud to have developed are Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters (directed by Michael Greif), David Grimm’s Sheridan (directed by Mark Brokaw), Chay Yew’s Wonderland (directed by Lisa Peterson) and Paul Weitz’s Privilege (directed by Peter Askin). Her work as a dramaturg for musical theater has included production dramaturgy on the pre-Broadway tryouts of John Caird’s Jane Eyre and Dick Scanlan’s Thoroughly Modern Millie; she also commissioned the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening. Elizabeth holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and serves as a class agent for the school.
Specialties: production dramaturgy, musical theater