PLAYWRIGHT DRAMATURG EDUCATOR
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Lizz Mangan (They/Them/Theirs) is a playwright, dramaturg, and educator who focuses on queering theater in both subject and structure. Their work plays with stream-of-consciousness dialogue, non-linear storylines, queer time theory, and how life is kind of funny in it's craziness! Until, you know...it's not. They love focusing on niche individuals or groups of people, and find a lot of their plays start off with very specific images (which is ironic given the fact that they have aphantasia).
As a playwright, Lizz's work has been seen across the country in New York, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, Colorado, Florida, and Minneapolis.
As a dramaturg, Lizz has worked with companies such as The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, The Playwright's Realm, Clubbed Thumb, and Connecticut Repertory Theater. They have also has the priviledge of working as a script reader/evaluator 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 12 other emerging theatre artists.
As an educator, Lizz is particularly passionate about supporting young theatermakers as they begin to share their work with audiences. Lizz has acted as a playwriting mentor and dramaturg at the Young Playwright's festival at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and as a reader and director for the Worldwide Plays Festival at Writopia Lab in New York, where they currently hold the title of Private Sessions Coordinator and Instructor.
Lizz is a proud alumna of the University of Connecticut where they received their BA in Theatre Studies with a focus in Playwriting and Dramaturgy and the National Theater Institute's Advanced Playwriting Program (Spring 2018).
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