(Bio as of September 2021)
Eliza Bent is a playwright and performer whose work includes Toilet Fire (Time Out New York Critics' Pick); Aloha, Aloha, or When I Was Queen; Indeed, friend!; The Hotel Colors (The L Magazine best of 2013); On a Clear Day I Can See to Elba; The Beyonce, (Payne Award for Excellence); She of the Voice; Real Talk / Kip Talk; Blue Wizard / Black Wizard (published by Sam French) and Bonnie’s Last Flight. As an actor, Bent has performed in pint-sized New York theaters, regionally and toured internationally with the Obie award-winning performance ensemble Half Straddle. Bent was a senior editor at American Theatre magazine from 2006-2015 and her writing has appeared in Time Out New York, The Village Voice, HEEB, The Brooklyn Rail, Stages, Emergency INDEX and ELLE. Bent graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in philosophy from Boston College and has an MFA in playwriting from Brooklyn College.