Temples of Lung and Air: Producer
ELISABETH LEWIS CORLEY was founding artistic director of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. In New York she worked as an actor and producer for Signature Theatre Company in its first four seasons and produced and performed in plays by Jim Grimsley for Harland’s Creek Productions. For StreetSigns she produced Howard L. Craft’s Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green in its North Carolina and NYC productions (in association with New Dog Theatre Company as part of the SubletSeries@HERE) and Dean Gray’s The Pattern at Pendarvis in a New Dog | StreetSigns production also as part of the SubletSeries@HERE. She has produced for StreetSigns in North Carolina since 2012. Corley’s poems have appeared in Southern Poetry Review, Hyperion, Carolina Quarterly, FeministStudies, BigCityLit, MahMag, New Haven Review, Consequence, and other publications. She wrote the screenplay for John David Allen’s short film Love and Roadkill, seen internationally in its award-winning festival rounds. Her short film About Time, directed by Joseph Megel and produced by Harland’s Creek Productions made the festival rounds in 2013.
Off-Broadway and New York appearances: Signature Theatre Company, 47th Street Theatre, Harland’s Creek Productions, Triangle Theatre.
Regional: The Turn of the Screw, As You Like It, Dream Boy, Jim Grimsley’s White People (StreetSigns); The Best of Enemies, The Goat, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney (Manbites Dog); Steel Magnolias (Triad Stage); Mother Courage (Justice Theater Project).
Education: MFA in Poetry from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and a BA with Highest-Honors-in-Poetry from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where she has taught screenwriting and performance of poetry. Corley is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actors’ Equity Association, and SAG/AFTRA.