K. Elizabeth Stevens
Associate Professor and Chair
K. Elizabeth Stevens (ON LEAVE 2018-2019) is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Theater Department at Swarthmore College where she has directed Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day, Charlotte Jones' Airswimming, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Witold Gombrowicz’s Ivona Princess of Burgundia, Jonathan Franzen’s translation of Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, Through the Leaves by Franz Xaver Kroetz and an original opera for children by Professors Thomas Whitman and Nathalie Anderson entitled The Royal Singer. Before teaching at Swarthmore, she taught at Bryn Mawr College, where she directed Three Sisters, Big Love and Antigone. And before coming to Philadelphia, Elizabeth served as the Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager at the Dallas Theater Center, where she taught, ran workshops, served as dramaturg and directed an acclaimed production of Margaret Edson’s W;t. Other productions include It's High Time I Said Something (Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret), My Dinner with Dito (The Bearded Ladies), Desire (Headlong Dance Theater), Impressions of Pelleas (Curtis Opera Theater), The Medium (Curtis Opera Theater), Gilgamesh: a world-premiere opera (La Mama, NYC), Baby with the Bathwater (Triad Stage, Greensboro), Dick in London, (Target Margin Theater, NYC), Whirligig, (Target Margin Theater), Loot (Actor's Express, Atlanta), Bee-luther-hatchee, (Actor’s Express), Doctor of Last Resort, (Clubbed Thumb, NYC), Prometheus Bound, (Ontological Hysteric Theater, NYC), Speak, Mascot (Workshop for Potential Movement), Life is a Dream, Titus Andronicus and Cloud Nine, (Yale School of Drama), Tone Clusters and Turn of the Screw, (Yale Cabaret). She has an MFA from Yale School of Drama.