Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

Elizabeth Hemmerdinger is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and documentary film producer. She began her career winning the prestigious NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Goldberg Prize as an MFA student for her play We Can Do It! Her original plays and musicals have received productions, workshops and residencies at the Williamstown Theater Festival, The Kennedy Center, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Provincetown Theater, The Denver Center, Tiffany Theater, University of Texas Austin, NY Stage & Film, The Lark, and Pulse Ensemble Theatre (among others). Her most recent project is the libretto for a musical based on We Can Do It! with lyrics by Anton Dudley and music by Robert Cioffi. Her published plays Squall, Road Rage and Pissed Sister are available through Playscripts, Inc. She also wrote and produced the narrative short film, Good Sister, starring Jessica Hecht and Grant Shaud.

Hemmerdinger is the Producer of the feature documentaries Perfectly Normal for Me (Winner, 2019 Christopher Award); Capturing The Flag; and Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (named one of the five essential documentaries of 2013 by Tribeca Film Institute); as well as the critically acclaimed animated documentary short The Girl with the Rivet Gun. She is also Associate Producer on The Homestretch (Winner, 2015 Emmy Award), and Executive Producer of Lost and Sound. Her films have broadcast on PBS and screened at MoMA, Walker Art Center Cinema, Lincoln Center, Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, Tribeca Film Festival, Full Frame, Hot Docs, SXSW, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Sheffield DocFest, Black Maria Film Festival (and many more). Hemmerdinger was Visiting Artist at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and worked in collaboration with NYU/Bobst Libraries to create the video archive The Real Rosie the Riveter Project. She has spoken about her documentary film work at NYU (Tamiment Library, Villa La Pietra and Skirball Center with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II), Hunter College, Vassar College, The Naval War College, and the American Museum of Natural History.

Hemmerdinger is a Board member of PEN America and The Hunter College Foundation. She was the first recipient of the Hunter College Elementary School Distinguished Almuni Award. More information at www.providence-productions.com.

Plays by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger