My primary focus is directing contemporary non-traditional music theater, opera and plays as well as re-imagining the classics. I am most drawn to dramatic, multi-layered stories, non-linear work and pieces that lend themselves to exploring, deconstructing and creating visually stunning symbolism through movement as part of the storytelling.
Elizabeth Margolius is a multiple Jeff Award-nominated stage and movement director based in Chicago and upstate New York. Her directorial credits include work with: Peninsula Players, Firebrand Theatre, Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, City Lit Theater, Circle Theatre, Bailiwick Chicago, American Theater Company, Chicago Folks Operetta, and Bohemian Theatre Ensemble.
An alumna of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab in New York, Elizabeth is also a recipient of a full directorial scholarship for the Wesley Balk Opera-Music Theater Institute in Minneapolis and a finalist for the Charles Abbott Fellowship.
She has been a guest director and lecturer at colleges and universities across the country, including DePaul Opera Theatre/University, Viterbo University, Converse School of Music, SUNY Albany and Skidmore College.
Elizabeth has a degree in classical flute and has trained in movement techniques from around the world including Qigong, the Frantic Method and Axis Syllabus. She is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of DirectorsLabChicago and a proud member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).