Liz Dooley

Liz Dooley

Liz Dooley is an asexual- and female-identifying playwright-dramaturg-actor-editor hybrid based in Atlanta. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Liz graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 with a dual major BA in Theatre Arts and Psychology. She studied as a playwriting apprentice at Horizon Theatre during the 2014-2015 season, under Addae Moon.

Plays

  • WHEREVER
    ONE-MINUTE

    "Is there something I should do with this?"

    Written as part of the One-Minute Play Festival of 2019.
  • This Play Has an Iguana for a Protagonist
    TEN-MINUTE: In the aftermath of a massive miscommunication about biology, iguana Arthur comes to the conclusion that his best friend, a human named Mari, must be dying. He makes up his mind to take the most “noble” course of action—whether Mari likes it or not. Part madcap comedy, part menstrual health PSA.
  • The Play With the Iguana Has a Sequel Now
    Since the last… adventure, Arthur the iguana has done everything in his power to research human biology so he doesn’t make any more big mistakes. Armed with his newfound information, he sets out to protect Mari from a new threat: himself. But was she ever really in danger? And is she actually any safer now? Part madcap comedy, part menstrual health PSA—part two.
  • Den Bla Planet
    TEN-MINUTE: In an effort to save the resident basking shark from euthanasia, Josephine, a young woman and would-be protester, has holed herself up in the shark tunnel of her local aquarium. Nothing can stop her in her mission to protect the shark—except, perhaps, a well-meaning janitor armed with sandwiches. DEN BLA PLANET explores conservation, willpower, and the different directions that good intentions can lead us.
  • BLUETOOTH
    TEN-MINUTE: Finn gets a phone call from his ex-husband, who’s on his way to the hospital with their daughter.
  • Shrink
    ONE-ACT: Carmen is spearheading an incredible breakthrough in the field of psychological science: therapy for the dead. And she's been tasked with leading the world's first posthumous therapy session. No pressure, unless you count the school's Psych department breathing down her neck, the enigmatic involvement of the police force, and the very real possibility of causing her ghostly patient, Ellie, more harm than good.
  • Broken Theory
    In light of the death of a classmate, shy high school student Trina is called to the principal’s office to meet her late classmate’s father, Rob Singleton. Rob is there to discuss "Broken Theory," the final piece of writing Mason ever created, which has grown to become a symbol of his son. There’s only one problem: Trina is the true author of the piece. And she very much doesn’t want to let it go.
  • Old Forward
    NOW PUBLISHED THROUGH SMITH SCRIPTS! Link below

    FULL-LENGTH: During a visit to a coffee shop, young veteran Jettie runs into her former commanding officer, who has assaulted in the past. Rather than leave, she decides to prove to herself that she can handle being in a room with her assailant. Unfortunately, barista and family friend Cassie intends to make the two interact on more than just...
    NOW PUBLISHED THROUGH SMITH SCRIPTS! Link below

    FULL-LENGTH: During a visit to a coffee shop, young veteran Jettie runs into her former commanding officer, who has assaulted in the past. Rather than leave, she decides to prove to herself that she can handle being in a room with her assailant. Unfortunately, barista and family friend Cassie intends to make the two interact on more than just passing terms, leaving Jettie no choice but to face her trauma head-on.
  • IPHIGENIA IN QUARANTINE: a play for the internet
    Following a breach in quarantine, three sufferers of a mysterious and horrifying disease find their already intense quarantine become even more stifling. And while the bookish and enthusiastic Gina turns to an online LGBTQIAP+ reading challenge as a means to feel connected to the world, and possibly find herself represented in her beloved literature, the increasingly-restless Eamon stumbles upon the possibility...
    Following a breach in quarantine, three sufferers of a mysterious and horrifying disease find their already intense quarantine become even more stifling. And while the bookish and enthusiastic Gina turns to an online LGBTQIAP+ reading challenge as a means to feel connected to the world, and possibly find herself represented in her beloved literature, the increasingly-restless Eamon stumbles upon the possibility of freedom--freedom that he would give almost anything to have. Part myth retelling, part exploration of asexual erasure, part body horror, IPHIGENIA IN QUARANTINE is an entirely virtual full-length theatrical experience.
  • The New Veritas Girl
    FULL-LENGTH: Welcome to the Veritas—an acclaimed regional theatre in upstate New York whose propensity for difficult subject matter and “realistic” onstage violence has been earning the theater awards, and secrets, throughout the 1950s. Now, in the final summer of the decade, Leah finds herself in the role of a temperamental director’s leading lady—in more ways than one. But as the violence onstage becomes more...
    FULL-LENGTH: Welcome to the Veritas—an acclaimed regional theatre in upstate New York whose propensity for difficult subject matter and “realistic” onstage violence has been earning the theater awards, and secrets, throughout the 1950s. Now, in the final summer of the decade, Leah finds herself in the role of a temperamental director’s leading lady—in more ways than one. But as the violence onstage becomes more than just “realistic,” Leah finds herself pushed to an edge she didn’t realize was waiting for her, with nothing to break her fall—except, perhaps, the three enigmatic girls whose shoes she currently fills.
  • Fidget and Tildy
    FULL-LENGTH: Since J.M. Barrie first wrote Peter Pan in 1904, thousands of children have hoped to someday be spirited away to Neverland. Fidget and her sister, on the other hand, just want to get out. Unfortunately, they refuse to do so without first finding and rescuing their brother, who they believe to have been abducted by pirates as a young child. FIDGET AND TILDY is a look at the difference between fear...
    FULL-LENGTH: Since J.M. Barrie first wrote Peter Pan in 1904, thousands of children have hoped to someday be spirited away to Neverland. Fidget and her sister, on the other hand, just want to get out. Unfortunately, they refuse to do so without first finding and rescuing their brother, who they believe to have been abducted by pirates as a young child. FIDGET AND TILDY is a look at the difference between fear and cowardice, as well as a look at not only what it means to grow up, but what it truly means to refuse to.