Great Plains Theatre Conference
Elizabeth Smith is an activist and visual artist from the south shore of Long Island, New York. She spent her childhood by the sea and some part of the sea is still with her. Elizabeth received her bachelor's degree in Physics from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Although she has not applied this degree to her current work directly, her scientific training has shaped her perspective on the world. As an artist, Elizabeth is interested in developing a new methodology for expressing, remembering and living with feminine trauma. She is interested in the intersection of memory and moment, the female body as a fluid container, and the constant renewal of identity. Elizabeth has worked collaboratively as both a Scenic Designer and Puppet Designer. Her 2014 performance piece For Your Inspection and her 2014 stage design for California Repertory Theater’s, Next to Normal were showcased at last year’s Prague Quadrennial. While at CalArts she has collaborated on Drowning Thoughts, an interactive installation with animation, Birdseye, an interactive dance space, and Until, Until, Until… a workshop with artist Edgar Arceneaux. Her last show was House of Gold, which opened April of 2016.
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