Elise Free’s plays have been produced at the Harold Clurman Theatre, the Abingdon Theatre and the Creative Place Theatre in NYC and The Gardner Stages in Los Angeles. She is the recipient of the Nicholas Meyer Playwriting Scholarship, where she graduated from the University of Iowa. In 1994, Elise won the Dartmouth Literary Award and was offered a scholarship. Her plays Holding Achilles and Hospital Corners have received readings and staged readings with The Road Theatre Company, Deaf West Theatre and East West Players in Los Angeles.
In 2007, Elise won first place in the LA. Parent Magazine Comic Essay Contest, and her parenting essays have been produced on KPFK’s radio program, “Motherhood Unplugged.” She is also the proud (and tired) parent of a spunky eight-year-old nicknamed Froggy.