Leo Rising, Inc. will present FINDING Elizabeth Taylor as part of the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC at the HERE Mainstage Theatre (145 Sixth Ave., entrance on Dominick).

Writer/performer Elizabeth Claire Taylor was named after the most beautiful woman in the world. It's a lot to live up to - the eyes, the diamonds, the booze, the pills, the men, the marriages, the diets, the hits, and the flops. But oh how she's tried. FINDING Elizabeth Taylor is love letter to La Liz and her namesake – two women obsessed with life and its finer points.

FINDING Elizabeth Taylor won the 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Award for Outstanding Solo Show. Cheryl King, the Artistic and Managing Director of Stage Left Studio, which is dedicated to solo work, will direct the piece.

Elizabeth Claire Taylor graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she trained at The Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting. She is currently one of the most in demand plus size models. She has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Women's Day, Good Morning America and was the recent subject of a profile by the New York Times about her life in relation to her famous namesake. Her clients include Elie Tahari, J. Crew and Vera Wang. Her favorite theatrical credits are The Exonerated, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Free time, if any, is spent on eating disorder awareness and feminist activism.

FINDING Elizabeth Taylor will be performed on Saturday, August 11 at 9:30 pm; Tuesday, August 14 at 4:45 pm; Wednesday, August 22 at 3:45 pm; Friday, August 24 at 9:30 pm and Sunday, August 26 at 4:00 pm at the HERE Mainstage Theatre (145 Sixth Ave., entrance on Dominick between Sixth Avenue and Varick Street, Subway: C/E to Spring or 1 to Canal). The running time is 80 minutes. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at

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