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Liza Birkenmeier

 
Bio:
Liza Birkenmeier is a playwright from St. Louis, Missouri. 2019-2020 Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Ars Nova. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Liza Birkenmeier is a playwright from St. Louis, Missouri. 2019-2020 Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Ars Nova. (read complete bio)

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Liza Birkenmeier Biography

Liza Birkenmeier is a playwright from St. Louis, Missouri. 2019-2020 Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Ars Nova.




Liza Birkenmeier News

Cast Announced For F*CK7THGRADE At Wild Project Photo Cast Announced For F*CK7THGRADE At Wild Project
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2022

wild project (Ana Mari de Quesada, Producing Artistic Director) is thrilled to present F*ck7thGrade, music, lyrics, and concept by Jill Sobule, book by Liza Birkenmeier and directed by Lisa Peterson with music direction by Julie Wolf. F*ck7thGrade begins performances on Wednesday, October 12 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 5. 

Jill Sobule's F*CK7THGRADE to be Presented at Wild Project in October Photo Jill Sobule's F*CK7THGRADE to be Presented at Wild Project in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022

wild project will present F*ck7thGrade, music, lyrics, and concept by Jill Sobule, book by Liza Birkenmeier and directed by Lisa Peterson with music direction by Julie Wolf. F*ck7thGrade begins performances on Wednesday, October 12 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 5.

15 Shows Announced for Ars Nova's 14th Annual ANT Fest Photo 15 Shows Announced for Ars Nova's 14th Annual ANT Fest
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for its 14th Annual ANT Fest featuring 15 shows, 13 of which will premiere in-person and online at Ars Nova Supra with the first two shows premiering exclusively online.

Ars Nova Announces New Vision Residency Programming Photo Ars Nova Announces New Vision Residency Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

Ars Nova has announced additional programming running between April 27 – June 24, 2022. All events will take place in-person at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street, Manhattan) for $15 and online via Ars Nova Supra for $10.

Alysia Reiner, Ebońee Noel, Sonal Shah & More to Take Part in Upcoming 24 HOUR PLAYS Photo Alysia Reiner, Ebońee Noel, Sonal Shah & More to Take Part in Upcoming 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2021

 The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues will return on Tuesday, October 26th, with an all new series of unforgettable performances. Thirteen actors have been paired with writers who have crafted unique pieces especially for them. From 6 PM until 10 PM, new monologues will be published every 15 minutes.  

BWW Review: DR. RIDE'S AMERICAN BEACH HOUSE is an Out of This World, Feel-Good, Eupho Photo BWW Review: DR. RIDE'S AMERICAN BEACH HOUSE is an Out of This World, Feel-Good, Euphoric Knockout at Jobsite Theater
by Drew Eberhard - Oct 2, 2021

In 1983, Sally Ride, or as proclaimed in the play, “She should be called Dr. Ride,” an Astrophysicist became the first and youngest American woman in Space aboard the Orbiter Challenger. Liza Birkenmeier’s play is not about Sally Ride, even though her name is mentioned throughout the 85 minutes. However, under the veil of the ’80s in St. Louis, Missouri we meet four women living out their lives and by a matter of opinion telling stories that boldly go where none of them have gone before so to speak. At its heart, Birkenmeier’s script is compelling, enlightening, and stunning from top to bottom, a true marvel of live theatre. In her script, we get to meet characters that are not as often displayed on-stage, and that is what makes this show so endearing. Being that this show is set in the 80’s smartphones, and other things like social media, don’t exist yet; which renders the compelling humanity shown throughout the script. It’s a breath of fresh air as we learn of these women, and how they may or may not enjoy their current way of life, and yet so different in a matter of opinions and lifestyle they are all one and the same.

F*It Club to Present THE SPRING FLING: HAPPILY EVER AFTER Photo F*It Club to Present THE SPRING FLING: HAPPILY EVER AFTER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2021

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, will complete ten years of its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Happily Ever After.

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2021-2022 Writing Fellows, Scratchpad Playwrights, In Photo The Playwrights Realm Announces 2021-2022 Writing Fellows, Scratchpad Playwrights, International Scratchpad Playwrights, And The Continuation Of Script Share
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2021

As theater begins a lengthy, gradual comeback from a shut down year, centering support for playwrights is key to ensuring that what’s on the horizon looks different than the standard production models that drove the industry’s recent past. In The Playwrights Realm’s 15th Anniversary Restart Season, in lieu of productions, the organization expands its existing programs and networks of support for playwrights, generating a vital sense of community that likewise catalyzes vital writing.

New Georges Announces Upcoming Fall Programming Photo New Georges Announces Upcoming Fall Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021

New Georges announced today three upcoming theater projects for the Fall 2021 season—Future Wife: Party in a Spreadsheet created by ruth tang and Sarah Blush and performed entirely in Google Sheets; and two in-person shows as part of New Georges’ Supported Productions program.

ISLANDER From Liza Birkenmeier and Katie Brook Set to Premiere in August at HERE Photo ISLANDER From Liza Birkenmeier and Katie Brook Set to Premiere in August at HERE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

Following their 2019 production of Dr. Ride’s American Beach House, playwright Liza Birkenmeier and director Katie Brook are set to premiere their next collaboration, ISLANDER, as part of SubletSeries@HERE. 


Liza Birkenmeier Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Liza Birkenmeier written?
Liza Birkenmeier has written 2 shows including Doctor Ride's American Beach House (Playwright), F*ck7thGrade (Book).