Elizabeth Nelson is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, communications professional, and theatre director. From 2009 to 2016, she worked for the national labor union, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), launching SDC Journal, a quarterly magazine celebrating the crafts of stage direction and choreography. She still designs this publication.
In late winter of 2017, Elizabeth joined the dedicated staff at Berkshire Humane Society, the only open-admission animal shelter in Berkshire County. As the marketing and communications manager, she is responsible for developing and designing fundraising materials, marketing special events, writing about animals for Animal Life magazine, promoting pet adoption on social media, and managing the website. (She also greatly enjoys socializing all the kittens!)
Elizabeth’s artistic endeavors have included: writing short stories, plays and poetry; directing plays; designing theatrical scenery and costumes; painting and drawing. Fugue, A Ten-Minute Play was published by Black Box Press in 2006 and is produced world wide. Her ten-minute play, The Going Price, which was selected as part of Red Bull Theatre’s inaugural new play festival, was published by Steele Spring Stage Rights in spring 2016.
Elizabeth is an outdoor enthusiast and animal welfare advocate and has volunteered for the ASPCA, Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (H.E.A.R.T.), Farm Forward, and Catskill Animal Sanctuary.
A graduate of Texas Wesleyan University and Sarah Lawrence College, she lives in the Berkshires with her husband, three cats, and as many plants as she can keep alive.