Elizabeth Aspenlieder

Company: Aspenlieder Productions
Year Started: 1995
Union Affiliations: AEA, AFTRA, SAG
Phone Number: 413-441-2655


From Toronto, Canada Elizabeth has been working on the east coast in theatre and film as an actor and in production for over 20yrs. Based in the Berkshires, Elizabeth has deep roots with the Berkshire arts scene and strong ties to the local business community . Her own production company, Aspenlieder Productions, will launch late fall 2020.

Recent credits: I'm Not Him (Production Coordinator, Local Casting Director) a SAG feature in post-production and produced by Ellyn Vander Wyden and directed by Steven Grimaldi 2020; Stroke of Luck (Co-producer, Local Casting Director, COVID-19 co-ordinator) a SAG feature in post-production and produced by Mark Farrell and directed by Christian Frelinghuysen 2020. Peregrin Island: Audible book on tape (Producer/director and casting director); Upcoming: Mumbet (feature in development) Executive Producer.
An actor at the internationally-acclaimed Shakespeare & Company, founded by Tina Packer and Kristen Linklater and based in Lenox, MA she also spent 5yrs as an Artistic Associate which involved casting, producing and bringing new plays to the company. Aspenlieder continues to work with Shakespeare & Company with their fundraising and underwriting sponsorships in support of its $4.5million programming budget.

As an actor Elizabeth has performed in over 50 plays and voiced dozens of commercial and animation roles in Canada and in the US. She won Boston's Elliot Norton award for her solo performance in the comedy Bad Dates (by Theresa Rebeck) and won a 2019 Berkie Award for best supporting actor in The Waverly Gallery. She has performed on over thirty plays with Shakespeare & Company both modern, world premiers and Shakespeare. Favorite roles with S&Co. include HIR (Paige) by Taylor Mack, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Maureen) and directed by Matthew Penn, Mother of the Maid (originated the role of The Lady of Court before it's run with Glenn Close at The Publick, also directed by Matthew Penn), King Lear (Regan with John Douglas Thompson as Edmund), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia), Winter's Tale (Hermione), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Ford), Rough Crossing by Tom Stoppard (Natasha), Vanya Sasha, Masha & Spike (Masha) to name a few. Regional: Angels in America (Boston Theatre Works), Othello (Boston Theatre Works), Bad Dates (Merrimack Rep) as well as Barrington Stage Company, Old Castle Theatre Company, Mixed Company and Berkshire Playwright's Lab. As an acting coach for the last decade, Elizabeth works with students of all levels of acting including audition prep materials, monologue and scene work both modern and classical works.

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