Elizabeth Wong

Portrait of Elizabeth Wong

Biography

Adjunct Lecturer
MFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Elizabeth Wong is a faculty member at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. She is a playwright and theatrical director acclaimed for her unique blend of comedy and social commentary. Her plays include: Kimchee & Chitlins, Letters to a Student Revolutionary, Dating & Mating in Modern Times and China Doll. Currently, she’s writing Code of Conduct about an U.S. soldier at GTMO, commissioned by First Flight Entertainment. Other recent play commissions: Shakespeare’s Brainscan for Michael Bigelow Dixon’s Shakespeare in Mind project, and a stage adaptation of Josh Harnagarne’s The Worlds Strongest Librarian about the challenges of Tourette Syndrome for Dramatic Publishing Company, co-written with novelist Jeff Gottesfeld. Her honors include: The Tanne Foundation Award for artistic achievement, the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award and the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, among others. She was a Disney Writing Fellow; a Los Angeles Times Op/Ed columnist; and staff writer for the ABC sitcom All-American Girl, starring Margaret Cho. She holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of the Dramatist Guild, Writers Guild West and PENUSA. Her website is www.elizabethwong.net.