Elizabeth Karr Bio: Co-Producer


RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH is Elizabeth’s first feature film as a producer. She has also produced a Disney Channel pilot, WEBGIRL aka VIRTUALLY CASEY, based on Elizabeth’s treatment, optioned by Suzanne De Passe Entertainment. Treatment was based on Elizabeth’s experiences as ‘Netgirl’—a girl next door cyber Dear Abby—for AOL’s Love@aol site. Consistently one of the top ten visited sites on AOL during Elizabeth’s tenure as sole writer responsible for creative content.

Elizabeth has also produced and directed several short films. She was recently selected to direct a PSA in the highly prestigious Women In Film (WIF) Charitable PSA Program. Elizabeth directed a PSA for New Directions, a Veterans Outreach organization that provides social services, housing and substance abuse treatment veterans in Santa Monica. New Directions PSA

On the other side of the camera, TV guest appearances include HOUSE, WOMENS MURDER CLUB, VERONICA MARS, SLEEPER CELL, ER, WEST WING, YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, GENERAL HOSPITAL, PASSIONS, NEW ATTITUDES and commercials. Film includes SHILOH SEASON, PAWN, THE HUNTED, SLEEPWALK, MY NORMAL LIFE, ICE CREAM, JANUARY MAN.

Elizabeth’s first foray into producing was in theatre. Elizabeth has produced numerous critically-acclaimed theatrical productions in LA and New York, including UNCLE VANYA (with Orson Bean, 12 week sold out run), AN IDEAL HUSBAND AS VICTORIAN NOIR, BIG LOVE, The ATrainPlaysLA and WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE. Elizabeth is one of the founders and producers of Classical Theatre Lab/West Hollywood’s annual FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS. (initially funded by a Grant from the City of West Hollywood, permanent financing secured in 2009).She is currently in pre-production for Classical Theatre Lab/West Hollywood’s 25th Silver Anniversary production of Tennessee Williams’ SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS, directed by John Alan Simon.

Elizabeth is a leader in the Los Angeles Theatre community: Director/Producer/Founder of Cedarburg Productions. Company member/Producer of Pacific Resident Theatre. Company member and Board member of Classical Theatre Lab for fourteen years, Chairman of the Board for four. LA Theatre Ovations Award voter for ten years. She is a Professional Theatre Teaching Artist on the Music Center roster and LA’s Best.

Elizabeth is regularly seen in starring roles on stage, including THE ACCOMPLICES, written by Bernie Weinraub, directed by Deborah La Vine, at the Fountain Theatre, WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, and AN IDEAL HUSBAND AS VICTORIAN NOIR, directed by John Alan Simon, AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Alfred Molina and Jack Stehlin, INFORMED CONSENT, directed by Peter Levin, UNCLE VANYA, directed by Bruce Katzman, and TROJAN WOMEN at the Getty Museum for an International Theatre Symposium of Greek Scholars and Dramatists, hosted by Olympia Dukakis.

Elizabeth is partnering again with Writer/Director John Alan Simon to produce NOTHING MORE THAN MURDER, an adaptation of Jim Thomspon’s classic Noir novel. Other feature projects in development include IN FROM THE COLD, with writer/director Dominika Waclawiak; THANKSGIVING and BALLOON HEIST, written by Emer Gillespie, based on treatments written by Elizabeth; and THE DIVIDE, written by Rashmi Singh.

Elizabeth is a graduate of Cornell University, British American Drama Academy in London and Yale Drama’s Summer Program at Oxford University.

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