Tickets on sale for Saint Hildegard

APR 8, 2021 The link is live! Get your tickets quick for Saint Hildegard: The Rupertsberg Tour at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, May 6-8. I’ve been directing, co-writing, and co-producing this musical in development for 4 years now. The latest draft has been in gestation since lockdown began, and we can’t wait to introduce Chicago to

Saint Hildegard Rehearsals Underway

MAR 30, 2022 It’s been a long time coming, with lots of libretto drafts to show for it. Last week the cast and creative team gathered at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre to begin rehearsing for our workshop production of Saint Hildegard: The Rupertsberg Tour. I’ve been developing this show for 4 years now (?!) with

Adapting Cabaret for COVID

FEB 15, 2022 What a strange Cabaret it’s been, with the rise and fall of the Omnicron variant mapping almost perfectly onto our rehearsal process. We’ve adjusted and adapted, and the show will go on! You can read all about it in this Columbia student newspaper article published today.

Artistic Director at BoHo Theatre

JAN 20, 2022 The news is out! I’m thrilled to announce my appointment as Artistic Director of Bohemian Theatre Ensemble in Chicago. BoHo Announces New Artistic Director: Elizabeth Swanson!  

Receiving a DCASE Individual Artist Grant

APR 20, 2021 Today, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced the Individual Artists Program grantees. I’m thrilled to be one of this year’s recipients! I’ll be using this grant to continue developing Saint Hildegard alongside Ethan Krupp, Davyd Reddyk, Heidi Joosten, and Producer Nik Whitcomb.

Thank you to all who joined us for The New Galileos!

MAR 25, 2021 Thank you to all who joined us for The New Galileos, the first reading in BoHo Theatre’s 2021 In The Wings Series. This was a very special way to overcome my Zoom trepidation and tell a new story.

Amy Berryman’s The New Galileos

MAR 11, 2021 I’m thrilled to direct my first BoHo project – a reading of Amy Berryman’s The New Galileos featuring Mariah Copeland, Amira Danan, Eli Katz, and Annalise Raziq. The playwright is joining us for a post-reading talkback. I hope you can join us!

Hildegard Live Album Available for Purchase

JUL 21, 2020 The Hildegard Live Album is now available for purchase on Bandcamp! The songs on this album are selected from Hildegard: An Unfinished Revolution, a musical I’ve been developing with Ethan Krupp and Davyd Reddyk for the past 2 years. So what is this album? It’s not the official cast album, though it

Breon Arzell Wins Jeff for Best Choreography on HEAD OVER HEELS!

JUN 22, 2020 Congratulations to Breon Arzell who won a Jeff tonight for Best Choreography for his work on HEAD OVER HEELS! This award is so well deserved. Breon is a brilliant, dedicated artist, and his choreography set the perfect tone for the show. One review called his style “body-bending, binary-smashing.” You can see his