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ELIZABETH DWYER

Storyteller

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In the News

With her queer romcom feature When Ani Met Jo Met Chris, Elizabeth was selected as one of two Stowe Story Lab Launch Fellows, alongside drama writer Ahmed Qaid.

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What audiences are saying...
"Opinionated Slut is a fantastic script... picks up where Eve Ensler left off in the 90s."

The Solo Show, Reimagined

Opinionated Slut by Elizabeth Dwyer

A unique play connecting the dots between casual, everyday sexism and intimate partner violence. Through a lens of humor, love, and unyielding optimism, one woman dares to celebrate what many seek to silence: the power to define herself.

 

Performed by a different actor each night at a different venue each weekend, no two shows (or experiences) are the same. Written by Elizabeth Dwyer. Premiered at Duke City Repertory Theatre, Oct. 2022, featuring Elizabeth Dwyer, Amelia Ampuero, Evening Star Barron, and Danielle Robertson; directed by Juli Hendren and Katie Farmin.

For inquiries about producing Opinionated Slut, contact Elizabeth.

Opinionated Slut

ADDITIONAL WORK

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ABOUT ELIZABETH, WRITER-WISE

As a queer woman and tenacious dramedy devotee, Elizabeth’s writing reflects the world she lives in: a world that is decidedly more than straight, cis, and white. A world that is not Comedy or Drama, but happy and sad at the same time. She tells all the love stories, especially when they're gay. Elizabeth champions those once relegated to supporting cast, bringing all of our rich, full, complex lives and identities to center stage and screen.

 

Elizabeth is here to make some good trouble (© Rep. John Lewis, RIP) on the page, and within her creative community she engages in ongoing, evolving, essential dialogue around who gets to tell what kinds of stories and the importance of lifting up historically excluded voices. Her writing is a superpower, and with great power comes great responsibility. (#spiderman)

Industry readers say Elizabeth’s "dialogue sparkles." Her writing "has a little something for everybody" and is described as "smart...beautiful and charming", “tonally sharp and atmospheric”, and her personal favorite, "hilariously awkward." Elizabeth’s screenwriting accolades include Stowe Story Labs Launch Program Fellow; Top 8 in Issa Rae & Paul Feig's Teen Movie Contest; ISA Fast Track Fellowship and WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Finalist; Table Read My Screenplay Top 10; LA International Screenwriting Awards Semifinalist, and AFF Second Rounder.

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Billie Starr's Book of Sorries (Audiobook)

WRITTEN BY: DEBORAH E. KENNEDY

NARRATED BY: ELIZABETH DWYER

About This Audiobook

Shimmering with rage and sparkling with subtle humor, Billie Starr's Book of Sorries showcases Edgar Award-nominee Deborah E. Kennedy's singular voice as Jenny, a heroine in the vein of Olive Kitteridge in Crosby, Maine and Miles Roby in Empire Falls, shines a light on the town of Benson, Indiana, where lakes, grudges, and family rifts run deep – but so does a mother’s love.

Sometimes, a woman has to rescue herself.

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Top 8 – Issa Rae/Paul Feig Teen Movie Contest

Official Selection - Coverfly Virtual Live Reads

Semifinalist – Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices

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When Kendrick Matthews (consummate Black nerd and high school senior) posts a song and dance YouTube video asking Cassidy Jordan (international supermodel) to prom, the invitation goes viral. Still, Kendrick never dreams Cassidy will say yes... or how much it will upend their lives when she does.

A teen romcom for the audiences of today, STARSTRUCK love is queer, multiracial, and inextricably linked to the internet. The script began as one of 2000+ pitches received by ColorCreative and Powderkeg Media's Teen Movie Contest. Advancing through three rounds of development, STARSTRUCK was one of only eight semifinalists selected in the competition.

 

A modern-day fairytale where a girl is the prince and everyone gets rescued, STARSTRUCK is a story I could’ve used as a lonely queer teen, looking for people like me. It's a movie for my nephews, so they see themselves represented beyond the limited, harmful stereotypes of what it means to be a Black boy in this world. It's a story that tells teenagers from all walks of life that they are vibrant, beautiful, and worthy of love.

Official Selection - Stowe Story Labs Development Grant

Finalist - WeScreenplay - Diverse Voices

Finalist - Stowe Story Labs Fellowship

Second Rounder (Top 15%) - Austin Film Festival

After a harrowing loss, a young Irish Catholic woman and her family adjust to life in 1915 Chicago. Her father’s grief, the call of women’s suffrage, and her closest friend’s unwed pregnancy are the least of Bernadette Daley’s worries when a compelling Black man moves into her home and her heart. A three-part, nine-episode limited series. Copyright WGA #1929336

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BYLINES

Storytelling through Journalism

Writing for the UNM Newsroom, the Weekly Alibi, and more, Elizabeth's work covers topics such as racism in healthcare, mindfulness as treatment for substance use disorders, an award-winning teacher/DACA recipient, and various artist profiles. You can see a sampling of her work here.

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COMMENT

by Dorothy Parker

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,

A medley of extemporanea;

And love is a thing that can never go wrong;

And I am Marie of Roumania.

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