Elizabeth DeSchryver

Elizabeth DeSchryver

Elizabeth DeSchryver is a Network Playwright with Chicago Dramatists and a founding member of the Telling Humans Playwright Studio. Her short plays have been performed throughout the Midwest. Her first full-length play, An Unbuilt Life, received its world premiere at the Washington Stage Guild in April 2024.

Elizabeth earned her PhD in English at Northwestern University, and then logically...
Elizabeth DeSchryver is a Network Playwright with Chicago Dramatists and a founding member of the Telling Humans Playwright Studio. Her short plays have been performed throughout the Midwest. Her first full-length play, An Unbuilt Life, received its world premiere at the Washington Stage Guild in April 2024.

Elizabeth earned her PhD in English at Northwestern University, and then logically spent 25 years in technology consulting before retiring to write full-time. She is also an award-winning short story author and poet.

She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Playwrights' Center.

Plays

  • An Unbuilt Life
    When Agatha Ganner discovers a mystery in her husband’s art collection, she engages Scott, a young graduate student, to research it for her. But when the research uncovers crimes of the past, Agatha must make a decision: right the wrong, and possibly ruin the lives of herself, Scott, and other innocent people; or leave the past alone. Is doing the right thing always the right thing to do? Run time: 2 hours, with intermission.
  • The Dark Side of Morning
    Claudia returns to her rural home town when her sister, a single mother with a two-year old son, is put on trial for the accidental death of her unborn child. She has to reconcile her own visceral hatred of the home she escaped with the needs of family members she hasn't seen in years but who have no one else to turn to. 2 hours, with intermission.
  • The Unquiet Sea
    A very private groundskeeper deals with an innocent but troubled teenage interloper at “his” lighthouse. One act. 30 minutes.