Member Info

Ms. Liz Engelman

Job Title: Executive Director
Organization affiliation:

Tofte Lake Center

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Member since: 1992

BA in Theatre, Brown University
MFA in Dramaturgy, Columbia University


Liz Engelman currently moved back to Minneapolis from Austin, TX, where she taught in the Playwriting/Directing Area at UT Austin. She is the director of Tofte Lake Center, a creative retreat for artists of all disciplines. Liz has worked at Hedgebrook as the Alumnae Coordinator and Festival Dramaturg, and has served as the Resident Dramaturg at Mixed Blood Theatre, as the Literary Director of the McCarter Theatre, the Director of New Play Development at ACT Theatre in Seattle, Literary Manager/Dramaturg at Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, and as Assistant Literary Manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She has worked on the development of new plays across the country and abroad. Liz has served as President, Board Chair and is a current Board Member of LMDA. She is on the board of NNPN and ARAC (Arrowhead Regional Arts Council) and is on the Advisory Board of Scriptworks. She is a recent board member of the National Theatre Conference.

Areas of Expertise:

New work

Language(s) spoken:

French, Spanish

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