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Meet The Artist- Elizabeth Swain

Actor, director, and teacher Elizabeth Swain, one of two directors of Measure for Measure, has a great celebrity crush story!

Where would you move to if you could live anywhere?
Wales
What is one food you cannot stand?
Anything with legs
What do you listen to on your commute?
NPR/Classical music
What was the first play you ever did?
Hamlet
Where was the coolest place you’ve visited?
Galapogos
Did you ever have a celebrity crush?
Louis Jourdain and when I grew up I got to play opposite him!
Are you a sports fan?
Only tennis
Are you usually early or late?
On time
What skill would you like to master?
Ballroom dancing
What food do you crave?
Potatoes
What is your dream role?
Hecuba

Elizabeth Swain is an actor, director  and teacher, and a member of Antaeus. Directing includes Measure for Measure (co-directed with Armin Shimerman at Antaeus) Two Noble Kinsmen (Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival); An Evening of Betrayal (The 6th Act); The Winter’s Tale; 3 Hamlets; 2 Macbeths;  A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Malcontent (Antaeus); The Rover and The Lucky Chance; and several new plays, most recently Dana Schwartz’s Early Birds (Moving Arts).  She has directed staged readings for Classical Theatre Lab and and 6 Classicsfest readings for Antaeus. As an actor she has worked on Broadway, Off Broadway and in regional theaters, including The LA Women’s Shakespeare Company and 3 Antaeus productions. On TV she was regular on Guiding Light and As the World Turns and made guest appearances on many other daytime shows including Dark Shadows. She has taught at Cal Arts, Barnard College, and is Professor Emerita at Marymount Manhattan College. She was awarded an NEH Fellowship to study at Shakespeare’s Globe in London and holds a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center. Website: elizabethswain.net

Performances with Antaeus:

July 5 – August 26, 2012
Macbeth
March 6 – May 18, 2014
Top Girls
June 12 – August 10, 2014
The Curse of Oedipus

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