Head Over Heels Receives 6 Jeff Nominations

APR 28, 2020 The 2020 Jeff Award nominations came out today. I’m so excited to receive my first Jeff nomination for Best Director of a Musical! The nomination is for my work on Kokandy’s 2019 production of Head Over Heels. This musical was a game changer for me, and it was amazing to work with

Directing Workshop Production of The Bone Harp for Underscore Theatre Company

JAN 12, 2020 This month I’m directing a workshop production of The Bone Harp for Underscore Theatre Company. This new musical tells the fairytale of two sisters who befriend the ghosts they summon from the bone yard with their magical harp. One day a new ghost appears in the yard with a murder accusation that

Head Over Heels & I Know My Own Heart Listings

DEC 31, 2019 Both of my 2019 Chicago productions – Head Over Heels and I Know My Own Heart – appeared together on some fabulous end-of-year lists, including: ·  The Michael & Mona Heath Foundation’s “Favorites for 2019“ ·  Theatre by Numbers critic Sean Margaret Wagner’s “Top 5 Shows of 2019“ ·  Chicago Theatre Triathlon’s

Michael and Mona Heath Fund list I Know My Own Heart among favorite biographical plays

DEC 25, 2019 Best Christmas present ever: The Michael and Mona Heath Fund listed my Chicago directorial debut, I Know My Own Heart (Pride Films & Plays, 2019) among their all time favorite biographical plays. “What must it have been like to be the woman who has been called “the first modern lesbian?” Fortunately we

Hildegard Live Album Recorded

DEC 9, 2019 Some magic happened last night. We recorded the Hildegard Live Album for a sold out house at Sleeping Village in Chicago. Thank you, thank you to everyone who came out and especially to the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events for making last night possible. We can’t wait to share

Hildegard Live Album Recording at Sleeping Village Announced

OCT 30, 2019 The Hildegard creative team announced today that we’re play a Live Album Recording at Sleeping Village on December 8. This will be our first FULLY ORCHESTRATED performance of songs from the musical. Here’s an excerpt from the Broadway World announcement: Hildegard: An Unfinished Revolution is a concept album about the life of

HILDEGARD Residency Workshop with Princeton University Students

Sep 11, 2019 Ethan, Dave, and I are on New Jersey transit heading back to the airport after an AMAZING 10-day residency workshopping our new musical with Princeton University students. Each student made thoughtful, often groundbreaking contributions to the show, and we learned SO MUCH about this beast of a musical. Last night we concluded

Davyd Reddyk and Elizabeth Swanson Interview with Rachel Katz about Hildegard Von Bingen Musical

Sep 5, 2019 Davyd Reddyk and I where radio stars today chatting with Rachel Katz about the music of Hildegard Von Bingen, our new musical-in-development about Hildegard, and our upcoming public performance at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts on September 10. Check out our interview on WWFM A Tempo with Rachel Katz.

Kokandy Productions Interview about Head Over Heels

Aug 24, 2019 Kokandy Productions has published an interview I did with the company. Check out the interview below, and get your tickets to Head Over Heels playing at Theater Wit through September 8th! Hey Elizabeth — tell us about you! Most labels have never sat easy with me, but one label I’ve always been