Lizzie Stern

Lizzie Stern

Lizzie Stern is a playwright and new-play dramaturg in New York. Her plays have been produced by or developed with SPACE on Ryder Farm, Clubbed Thumb, The Tank, The Hearth, Dixon Place, Two Headed Rep, and New Brooklyn Theatre in Istanbul. Lizzie is a current member of Clubbed Thumb's Early-Career Writers' Group and EST/Youngblood. She is the Literary Associate at Playwrights Horizons. BA: Williams College.

Plays

  • Williamsburg
    Dystopian comedy. It’s 2028 and the L Train was never restored. Williamsburg, Brooklyn is cut off from society and becomes Colonial Williamsburg.
  • don't make yourself crazy
    On the border between the Upper East Side and Harlem, a young woman and her childhood friend are the last middle class holdouts in their pre-war building. In order to protect the apartment of her late grandmother - a holocaust refugee - from a greedy, narcissistic Wall Street bro, she must harness her grandmother's will to fight for what's rightfully hers in the crucible of gentrification.
  • Let's get ready together
    Freshman year. Three 18-year-old girls from different class backgrounds cope with privilege, or passing for privileged, at a competitive liberal arts college in New England. They can’t handle saying goodbye to their moms. A hate crime happens, targeting Mexican students. The play asks, what does it look like to belong or not belong in this friend group, and by extension in this school, and by extension in America?