Playwright | Dramaturg | Educator
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Lizz Mangan (She/Her/Hers) is a playwright and dramaturg with a devotion to promoting and supporting queer, female, and underrepresented voices. Her work often plays with stream-of-consciousness dialogue, movement, and contains an unapologetic and unquestioned focus on modern-day queer experiences.
As a playwright, Lizz's work has been seen at the Gadfly Theatre in Minneapolis, the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York, the Mayfly Playhouse at Hygenic Art in Connecticut, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and the University of Connecticut. Her recent credits include the workshop/staged reading of ICARUS AND AMELIA EARHART HAD TEA THIS MORNING at The Tank, the production of OKAY. at Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Summer One-Act Play Competition (which she was a semi-finalist in), and the workshop production of AND THE LIGHTS OF THE BOREALIS WERE SHINING at Gadfly Theatre's Final Frontier Festival.
As a dramaturg, Lizz has worked closely with Connecticut Repertory Theatre on six of their productions including IF WE WERE BIRDS, A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS, and THAT POOR GIRL AND HOW HE KILLED HER. She has also interned in the Artistic/Literary offices of Vineyard Theatre (New York, NY), Hartford Stage and TheaterWorks (Hartford, CT), and Portland Stage Company (Portland, ME). At Portland Stage Company, Lizz founded Eleven & One Theatre Collective with 11 other young theatre artists.
As an educator, Lizz has worked with Camp Wiz+Kid as a Virtual Private Creative Writing Instructor. She also currently works as an after school instructor at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City, where she teaches acting and playwriting classes to Middle School students.
Lizz is a proud alumna of the University of Connecticut where she received her BA in Theatre Studies with a focus in Playwriting and Dramaturgy and the National Theater Institute's Advanced Playwriting Program (Spring 2018).