Elizabeth Diggs

Elizabeth Diggs is a playwright and retired Professor of Dramatic Writing at Tisch, NYU. Her plays have been produced off-Broadway and at major regional theatres in the U.S. and abroad. They are published by Dramatists Play Service and Smith and Kraus.

Her plays include:

Grant & Twain


Close Ties

Goodbye Freddy

American Beef

Dumping Ground


How to Plant a Rose

Cluster's Luck

She is the book writer for the musical "Mirette" (with Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt), developed at the Sundance Playwrights’ Lab, which premiered at the Goodspeed Opera House and has been produced at many regional theatres.

Grants and awards: Guggenheim grant in play writing, N.E.A. development grant, commission from SouthCoast Rep., the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays grant and  a grant from the Edgerton Foundation for New American Plays. 


Prizes include the Los Angeles DramaLogue award for play writing, the CBS/FDG prize and runner-up for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize.

Diggs wrote for the groundbreaking TV drama, “St. Elsewhere.”  She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Dramatists Guild and PEN.

She grew up in Tulsa, is a graduate of Brown, and lives in Chatham, N.Y.

Website: elizabethdiggs.com

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