Meet Elizabeth Seldin

CEO, Artistic Director

and

Chief Content Creator and Educator of Clockmaker Arts

BIOGRAPHY

Born and raised in Ithaca, NY, Elizabeth began her passion for theatre in the Hangar Theatre's Next Gen program and it continued all the way through adulthood when she got her BA in Drama from Ithaca College.  While studying at Ithaca she took part in Circle In The Square's Summer Musical Theatre Program (Off-Broadway NYC) as well as The Eugene O'Neil National Theatre Institute where she studied both in Waterford, CT as well as St. Petersburg, Russia.  After graduating from IC she escaped to London, England and stage managed three shows before returning to NY where she planted roots for the better part of 9 years in NYC.  She did everything from acting in outdoor Shakespeare theater to performing as a reader for Broadway Casting Directors all while she began to get her plays workshopped and produced in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. It wasn't until she returned home in 2017 to Ithaca that she discovered her real passion for empowering artists through theatrical projects and thus Clockmaker Arts was born.  Her passion for both social justice as well as self-care practices has become a foundation of the work she seeks to do in cultivating a safe space for both artists and audience alike.   

PAST CREDITS 

Performer

Isabella                         What If, In A Snowstorm...          Clockmaker Arts

Crystal                           Streets Like This                              Civic Theater Ensemble 

Mary                              What Haunts You             Kitchen Theatre Sink and Clockmaker Arts

Actor                             One Minute Play Festival             The Kitchen Theatre

Light                              The Light Experiment                   Clockmaker Arts

Ceclia/Maeve              Et Le Lion  Solo Show                    Off Broadway Theatre Row and Clockmaker Arts

Beth                               Beth and Charly Web-Series          QuicKarma Productions 

Theatre Educator

Clockmaker Arts: Playwriting and Producing Workshops; and The Hope Project Create-A-Show GIAC residency.  

The Hangar Theatre: Virtual and In Person Playwriting, Improv, Break A Leg, and Project 4. 

Ithaca Youth Bureau: Creative Play and Tin Can Fantasy Factory 

Playwright/Writer

The Hope Project (Script Writer - stories conceived by GIAC Jumpers) 

Not Your Grandma's Fairy Tales (Published book of short stories)

What If In A Snowstorm.... (Virtual Play with Music) 

Clockmakers Speak Podcast Short Stories

International Virtual Performance of What Haunts You (Virtual Play with Music)

What Haunts You (Play with Music) 

Et Le Lion (Solo Performance play with music) 

Beth and Charly (Web-Series) 

 

Director

Iconic Legacies Opera Music Video 

The Hope Project 

Hangar Theatre Project 4 Plays during Teaching Residency 

Creative Coach

Clients Include: 

Opera Singers

Professional Actors 

Career Consultation Firms

Yoga Teachers 

Coaching both virtually and in person (cdc regulations in place)

AWARDS 

Camilla Schade Teaching Artist Award for a Hangar Theatre educator who has demonstrated a positive impact on the lives of students and who embodies the highest standards of the profession, in memory of gifted actor, director, teacher, and playwright Camilla Schade.

GRANTS RECEIVED

CAP SOS GRANT FOR THE HOPE PROJECT

SHE IS ALSO A...

Certified Yoga Teacher

Spoken Word Artist

Composer

(Singer/Songwriter---Ukulele, Piano, Guitar and Vocals)  

Tap Dancer

CLOCKMAKER ARTS