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Elisabeth Oleksker

Lecturer in Playwriting

LIZZIE OLESKER is a Brooklyn based writer, director, and performer. Her plays and performances have been developed and seen at the Public Theater (Dreaming Through History), New Georges (Embroidered Past), Cherry Lane Theatre (Razing Houses), Ohio Theater, Dixon Place, Invisible Dog (Infinite Miniature) and Clubbed Thumb (A Kind of Mother). She’s collaborated with the Talking Band at La Mama and HERE, and has directed Louise Smith’s Dorothy Lane and Diane Torr’s Donald Does Dusty.  Her site-specific laundromat performance (Every Fold Matters) was developed into a hybrid documentary film The Washing Society, co-directed with Lynne Sachs,  and seen at Anthology Film Archives, BAM, and the National Gallery of Art. 

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Lizzie’s the recipient of grants and fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, Dramatists Guild, Puffin Foundation, and Brooklyn Arts Council. She has taught playwriting at Swarthmore College, the New School, and NYU Tisch School of the Arts.