Elisabeth Frankel‘s plays include BRILLIANT CREATURE (Semi-Finalist, Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference); MINUTES BEFORE THE VOLCANO (Winner, Hopwood Prize for Drama; Dennis McIntyre Award); MUCH BETTER (Finalist, Drama League Beatrice Terry Residency); THE GERMAN PARTY (Finalist, PlayPenn Writers Conference); and JERUSALEM IS BEAUTIFUL (Finalist, NY Jewish Plays Project). Elisabeth has also won the Young Playwrights Inc. National Competition. As an assistant director, Elisabeth has worked with the Public Theater, the Signature Theatre Company, the Mint Theater Company, Naked Angels, and the Juilliard School. She was the Middle School Drama Co-Director of East Harlem Tutorial Program from 2015 to 2016. Education: BFA in Theatre Directing, University of Michigan (Go Blue). Upcoming: MFA in Playwriting, Columbia University.