Elizabeth Van Dyke is an award-winning producer, actress, and director who has directed plays all over the country and received honors for her work.
Elizabeth originated the roles of Fannie Mae Dove in FLYIN’ WEST by Pearl Cleage and Mattie in NO…N, NO JEWS, & NO DOGS by the late John Henry Redwood and Annie Talbot in THE DANCE ON WIDOW’S ROW BY Samm-Art Williams. She received an AUDELCO Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Zora Neale Hurston.
Elizabeth is the Co-Founder & Producing Artistic Director of Going to the River, a program that develops & presents the work of women playwrights of color. Ms. Van Dyke has received the Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence in Theatre at Austin Peay State University, The Board of Directors Award from AUDELCO, The President’s Award from the Black Theatre Network, A Fox Foundation Grant, and a Rockefeller Grant to study the elements of Japanese Theatre.
Elizabeth was appointed Artistic Director of the New Federal Theatre in 2020.
|Playwright||Great Men of Gospel||2003-04 Season|
|Director||Great Men of Gospel||2003-04 Season|
|Director||Sweet Mama Stringbean||2007-08 Season|
|Assistant Director||Who Loves the Dancer||1981-82 Season|
|Actor||Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography||2016-17 Season|
|Actor||Anna Lucasta||1978-79 Season|
|Actor||The Trial of Dr. Beck||1980-81 Season|
|Actor||Aid to Dependent Children||1974-75 Season|
|Actor||The Dance on Widow’s Row||1999-00 Season|