MFA, Naropa University
BA, Harvard University
Specialty: Acting, Movement
Eliza Ladd Schwarz is a performer, director, stage writer, composer, and choreographer from NYC. She is thrilled to join the faculty at the CWRU/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program after 10 years teaching at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Eliza has created original multi-disciplinary work in NYC at PS 122, Dixon Place, Movement Research, the Knitting Factory, and Joyce Soho, and performed at La Mama, the Kitchen, NY Theater Workshop, St. Ann’s Warehouse and with Shakespeare and Company in MA.
Notable recent works include Agridulce/Bittersweet, an Andrew W Mellon Foundation funded project; Work/Play/Work, a theatrical ensemble zoom response to the 2020 call for social justice; and, her solo works Gravity and Levity and Autobiography of the Human Species. Eliza holds a BA in Comparative Religion from Harvard University and an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University. www.elizaladd.com