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Elizabeth A.M. Keel

Elizabeth A. M. Keel is a Houstonian playwright whose work celebrates science fiction, fantasy, mythology, and magical realism on stage. Her plays have been read or produced by 14 Pews, Bootown, Cone Man Running, Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Flexible Grey, Fresh Produce’d (NYC), The Growing Stage: Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, Houston Contemporary Dance Company, Landing Theatre Company, METDance, Mildred's Umbrella, Nova Arts Project, Otherworld Theatre Company, Shattered Globe Theatre, Squeaky Bicycle, Stages, The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol, T.E.T.A., This Is Water Theatre, Tokyo International Players, Voxfest, and Wordsmyth, among others. She has published two novels: Running Into Trouble and Life After Myth, and her play Awesome Possum is published in The Best Short Plays of 2023 from Smith & Kraus. Her play Override also won the second-place Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award. She is proud to serve as the Resident Playwright and Literary Manager for Mildred's Umbrella, and to work as the Community Engagement Manager and a Teaching Artist for Stages. Upcoming projects may be found at