Elizabeth Carter is a longtime San Francisco Bay Area Theatre actor/director. Her regional directing credits include most recently Confederates (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), the upcoming Steel Magnolias (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), and past productions Every 28 Hours Plays and A Place To Belong (A.C.T Conservatory), Stoop Stories (Aurora Theatre Co.). She was associate director on The Ripple The Wave That Carried Me Home (Berkeley Rep/Goodman Theatre) and assistant director on How I Learned What I Learned (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). She directed the ground breaking 2020 virtual King Lear (SF Shakespeare Festival), and Feel the Spirit (Shotgun Players/Colt Couer New York). Her production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (African American Shakespeare Company) was named Broadway World Best Play. Her directorial film debut Bottled Spirits will be released this spring. A graduate of Mills College, she is a recipient of the Bridging the Gap Grant and is a 2019 alum of Director’s Lab West. Elizabeth is the Inaugural SDCF Lloyd Richards New Futures Resident Director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and is a 2023 Princess Grace Award Nominee.