Elizabeth Frankel joined the Alley Theatre in 2015 and produced its first annual Alley All New Festival in early 2016. Since then, nineteen of the twenty-five plays presented in the festival have gone on to world premiere productions, seven at the Alley and twelve elsewhere. For the past three seasons, the Alley has been represented by at least one Festival play Off-Broadway including Rajiv Joseph’s Describe the Night (Obie Award for Best New American Play), Bekah Brunstetter’s The Cake and the upcoming 72 Miles to Go…by Hilary Bettis. Liz moved to Houston after nine years at New York’s Public Theater. There, she helped to start the Emerging Writers Group and ran the program since its inception in 2008, launching the careers of 53 writers in the process. Before joining The Public, she worked at Waxman Williams Entertainment, Miramax Films and in the literary office of Manhattan Theatre Club. BA: Colby College.