Assistant Professor (on leave 2014-15)
K. Elizabeth Stevens has been an Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College since 2006. She comes to Swarthmore from Bryn Mawr College, where she also taught Acting and Directing. While there, she directed three Bi-Co productions, Three Sisters, Big Love and Antigone. Before teaching, she was the Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager at the Dallas Theater Center where she directed an acclaimed production of Wit.
At Swarthmore, Elizabeth has directed Jonathan Franzen's new translation of Wedekind's Spring Awakening and Hannah Harvester's ('05) Honors Thesis: Through the Leaves by Franz Xaver Kroetz. In February of 2009, Elizabeth directed two operas at Curtis Opera Theater, Impressions of Pelleas and The Medium. She performed in Headlong Dance Theater's site-specific piece, Cell at the 2006 Fringe Festival, and co-directed Workshop for Potential Movement's original piece, Speak, Mascot, also at the 2006 Fringe Festival.
Other productions include Gilgamesh, a world-premiere opera (La Mama, NYC), Baby with the Bathwater (Triad Stage, Greensboro), Dick in London, and Whirligig (Target Margin Theater, NYC), Loot and Bee-luther-hatchee (Actor's Express Theater, Atlanta), Doctor of Last Resort (Clubbed Thumb, NYC), Prometheus Bound (Ontological Hysteric Theater, NYC), Life is a Dream, Titus Andronicus and Cloud Nine (Yale School of Drama), Tone Clusters and Turn of the Screw (Yale Cabaret).
Elizabeth has also taught directing at Southern Methodist University and mentored directing students at N.Y.U.'s Playwright's Horizons. She has taught acting at Yale University's Summer Program and the Dallas Theater Center.
She has an MFA from Yale School of Drama.