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Liz Engelman currently splits her time between The University of Texas at Austin and the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, where she is the director of Tofte Lake Center, a creative retreat for artists of all disciplines. Liz has worked as festival dramaturg and alumnae relations coordinator at Hedgebrook, a retreat for women writers on Whidbey Island, and has served as the resident dramaturg of Mixed Blood Theatre, as literary director of McCarter Theatre, the director of new play development at ACT Theatre, literary manager/dramaturg at Intiman Theatre and assistant literary manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She’s worked on the development of new plays across the country including The Playwright’s Center, Denver Center, South Coast Repertory Theatre, as well as abroad.
Engelman is a current board member and former board chair and president of LMDA, as well as Ambassador-at-large for NNPN. She’s a member of the National Theatre Conference and the New Project Group of ITI. She has edited several volumes of plays and monologues, most recently Hedgebrook Plays, Volume 1 with Christine Sumption.