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Liz Fentress

Liz Fentress is an award-winning playwright, actor, and director, with extensive experience in professional, community, and educational theatre. She lives in Louisville, KY, where she acts with StageOne - Family Theatre and Bunbury Theatre. Liz teaches the New Voices program for Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Online Playwriting Workshop for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Continuing Studies. Liz serves as a theatre consultant through Kentucky Arts Council’s Peer Advisory Network.


June 2018: Liz will be in residence at the Tofte Lake Center outside Ely, MN, working on her new full-length play Neutral Position.

January 2018
– See Liz’s play THE HONEY HARVEST at the Little Colonel Playhouse in Pewee Valley.

December 2017: See Liz in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at StageOne - Family Theatre.

October 2017 -
Liz will be in residence at Bak MSOA in West Palm Beach, FL, conducting playwriting workshops and consulting on Bak's new production of LIZ'S CIRCUS STORY. She'll be hosted by the Theatre Department at Bak Middle School of the Arts, a public magnet school in the School District of Palm Beach County. At Bak, Liz will work with Richard Valentine, founding director of the Playhouse in the Park, Murray, KY; Liz later served as the executive director of the Playhouse.

June 2017:
See Liz's play Stages of Bloom at the Bunbury Theatre in Louisville.

April, 2017: Liz will be in residence at Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL, conducting playwriting workshops for the Theatre Department.

March 2017: World premiere of Liz's play Stages of Bloom at the Public Theatre of Kentucky in Bowling Green.

January-February 2017:
See Liz in John Lennon and Me at StageOne - Family Theatre in Louisville.

November 2016: Join Liz at St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, where she'll be working on a production of Amahl and the Night Visitors with life-size puppets commissioned by Queen Elizabeth II for the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Concert Hall on the Thames in London. Liz will be collaborating with longtime friend and colleague Br. Paul Vincent-Niebauer.

February 2016: See Liz as Julia Claypool in the Louisville premiere of Walter May's new play Gone Astray at the Bunbury Theatre directed by Steve Woodring.

July 2015: Staged reading of Liz's new full-length play Stages of Bloom at Studio Players in Lexington.

October 2014: Enroll now in the University of Wisconsin Department of Continuing Studies Online Playwriting Workshop. Work on your play with Liz at your own pace.

May 29-June 1, 2014: Join Liz and her teaching partner Bob Curry in Madison for the Wisconsin Wrights: Playwriting Intensive.

September 2013: Catch Liz as Auntie Rabbit in The House at Pooh Corner at StageOne - Family Theatre.

June 2013: A monologue from Liz's play The Honey Harvest is in the new MotesBooks anthology Scenes from the Common Wealth - Short Plays & Monologues by Kentucky Women. The anthology is available at Amazon.

June 2013: Join Liz for "How to Write a 10-Minute Play," a course developed for high school drama, English, writing, and humanities teachers, at the UW Drama Institute 2013.

July 2012: Join Liz for Fundamentals of Directing at the University of Wisconsin Drama Institute.

October 2011: World premiere of Liz’s new play Strike Zone at The Bard’s Town Theatre.

March 2011: Liz appears as Mollie in Guerrilla Da’Ville’s short film Mollie Murphy, Petophile Vigilante. To see it on Vimeo, click here.

February 2011: See Liz in Tuck Everlasting at StageOne - Family Theatre.

November 2009: World Premieres from Horse Cave Theatre, edited by Liz and Warren Hammack, published by MotesBooks now available at Amazon.

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