What Is Filigree?
The 'Seed and Thread' of Austin Theatre
The word, Filigree, meaning, 'the complex intertwining of delicate threads of gold and silver’, comes from the Latin words filum 'thread' and granum ‘seed’.
The Filigree Theatre embraces the dual roots of the word Filigree in our company's mission: with an aim to serve both as a Seed by incubating, supporting and celebrating theatre artists working in Austin and as a Thread by connecting Austin to theatre communities in New York & Los Angeles.
--Why Filigree Needs Your Help --
We are committed to producing high-level, professional theatre while both forging connections with diverse audiences across Austin and collaborating with local Austin artists working in other disciplines such as fine arts, dance, film and music.
We Cannot Do It Alone...
At Filigree, it is crucial to us to create thoughtful, innovative and challenging work for the stage. Our aim is to use art to shine a light on our common humanity across the Past, Present & Future.
However, doing so takes time, dedication, and financial support.
We Need You!
Please join in and become a part of the Filigree Family by helping Austin's 'Seed & Thread of Theatre' grow and blossom in our Third Season!
How You Can Help...
$25 will help pay for the cost of creating of original hand-made COSTUMES
$100 will help pay for renting LIGHTS to illuminate the stage
$500 will help pay for the materials to build our SETS
$1,000 will help pay for the THEATRE rental to house our productions
$5,000 will help to pay our talented ARTISTS and DESIGNERS for their work
Please keep in mind that we are fiscally sponsored under Austin Creative Alliance and therefore your donation is tax-deductible
Other Ways You Can Help...
Even if you feel you cannot support us monetarily, there are countless ways of helping out!
Love to Volunteer?
Please donate your Time & Talents to Filigree! From being an intern, to helping out on a production, to serving on the Gala Committee, there are many ways to get involved with Filigree!
Love to be Social?
Please help spread the word! Please spread the word about Filigree and our Spring Fundraiser on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - and even good old fashioned 'word-of-mouth'!
Love to See Live Theatre?
Please attend a performance! Come join us as an audience member for Season Three! Season Tickets Packages will be available soon on filigreetheatre.com
Any gift that you can make, be it contributing money or time or spreading the word about the The Filigree Theatre, will both be greatly appreciated as we mount our Third Season!
-- Filigree's Seeds In Bloom --
Connecting to our past and planting the seeds of the future...
Our annual season is structured to connect the PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE of theatre through a shared THEME that runs throughout the three-show season, comprised of:
FALL (Past) A play from the theatre cannon
WINTER (Present) A play of a playwright living/working today
SPRING (Future) A new play/world premiere
-- Our Critically-Acclaimed Work --
As a verb, 'To Filigree' means ‘to make by hand and with much skill’
For Press and Reviews:
Betrayal by Harold Pinter
Included in the Austin American Statesman's
Austin’s 10 most memorable theater productions of 2017
A Delicate Ship by Anna Ziegler (Austin Premiere)
Trio by Sheila Cowley (World Premiere)
'At The Crossroads' Theme
Miss Julie by August Strindberg
When We Were Young and Unafraid by Sarah Treem (Austin Premiere)
100 Planes by Lila Rose Kaplan (World Premiere)
Pre-Inaugural Season show:
Any Night by Daniel Arnold & Medina Hahn (Los Angeles Premiere)
100 Planes by Lila Rose Kaplan (West Coast Premiere)
'Fear & Fearlessness' Theme
-- Meet The Filigree Theatre Team --
Elizabeth V. Newman serves as the Artistic Director and co-Managing Director of The Filigree Theatre. She is a native New Yorker who has directed and produced critically-acclaimed theatre and film in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Austin, TX. She graduated from Yale University with dual B.A. degrees in History of Art and Theater Studies. She earned her M.F.A. degree in Film Production at Boston University. Her stage directing credits include: "100 Planes" by Lila Rose Kaplan (World Premiere, Austin); “Miss Julie” by August Strindberg (Austin); “A Delicate Ship” by Anna Ziegler (Austin Premiere), “Trio” by Sheila Cowley (World Premiere, Austin); “Any Night” by Daniel Arnold & Medina Hahn (Los Angeles Premiere & Austin Premiere - nominated for four B. Iden Payne Awards, including Outstanding Direction of a Drama); “Body of Work” by Christine Hoang, (World Premiere, Austin); “Mocha” by Eleanor Burgess (World Premiere, Austin); “The Amenable Stage” by C. M. Gill (World Premiere, Austin); “The Sniper’s Nest” by Lisa Soland (Austin Premiere); “Goodnight Children Everywhere” by Richard Nelson (London, ON, Canada); “The Park Bench” by Linda Lee Armstrong (World Premiere, London, ON, Canada); “Fragments” by Murray Schisgal (Los Angeles). Her theatrical producing credits include: The Austin Premiere of “When We Were Young And Unafraid” by Sarah Treem; the World Premiere of “Mocha” by Eleanor Burgess (Austin); the World Premiere of “Nights of Noir!” by Casey Wilson (Los Angeles); the West Coast Premiere of “Orange Lemon Egg Canary” by Rinne Groff (Los Angeles); the American Premiere of “Clocks and Whistles” by Samuel Adamson (New York); “Dutchman” by Leroy Jones (New York). Elizabeth’s film directing credits include the feature film “Child of Light” (post-production) as well as numerous short films. She is a member of DIRECTOR’S LAB: NORTH and is the Founding Co-President of the emerging chapter of Women in Film and Television: Austin (WIFT-Austin).
Stephanie Moore serves as the Managing Director of The Filigree Theatre, under which banner she has produced “Any Night” (Los Angeles), “Betrayal,” “A Delicate Ship” (Austin Premiere), “Trio” (World Premiere), “Miss Julie,” “When We Were Young And Unafraid” (Austin Premiere) and “Shakespeare in the Dark: Macbeth.” Her feature film producing credits include “Love Labour’s Lost” and “Child of Light”. She has produced and first assistant directed numerous short films, music videos and web series, including “Hardish Bodies” (TriBeCa Film Festival) and “Bye Bye Baby.” Her passion for producing and working with filmmakers began with her role as a Austin Film Festival ‘Filmmaker Liaison’ for “Winter in the Blood,” “Black or White,” “Beneath the Darkness,” “Hunger” and “Burning Bodhi,” in addition to her work as a ‘Theatre Manager’ for SXSW. Stephanie graduated from Texas State University with a degree in English and dual minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and History. She is the recipient of the Texas State Leadership Institute’s Medal of Hope, the highest non-academic honor at Texas State University. She is the Co-Treasurer and Co-Secretary of the emerging chapter of Women in Film and Television: Austin (WIFT-Austin).
Core Advisory Board
Alex Timbers is a two-time Tony-nominated director and the recipient of Golden Globe, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, as well as two OBIE and Lortel Awards. His credits include Moulin Rouge, Beetlejuice, Oh Hello, Rocky (Drama Desk and OCC nominations- Best Director), Peter and the Starcatcher (co-director, OBIE Award- Best Director, Tony nomination- Best Director), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (also book writer; Drama Desk Award- Best Book, Lortel and OCC Awards- Best Musical, Tony nomination- Best Book), The Pee-wee Herman Show (HBO), The Robber Bridegroom (Lortel Award- Best Revival), and Here Lies Love (Lortel Award- Best Director, Drama Desk and OCC nominations- Best Director, London Evening Standard Award).
Eleanor Burgess is a New York-based playwright whose works include THE NICETIES, CHILL, START DOWN, and THESE DYING GENERATIONS. Her plays have been developed or produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Alliance theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Keen Company, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage Company, and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival. She grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, studied history at Yale College, and recently completed the M.F.A in Dramatic Writing at NYU/Tisch.
Design & Technical Advisor
Chris Conard is a local freelance Designer, Artist, and Carpenter working in Austin TX. Chris graduated with a BFA in Technical Theatre Design in May of 2014 from Santa Fe University of Art and Design; Chris believes that all of his Art should equally indulge both form and function. If you would like to view some of Chris Conard’s additional work please visit: jchrisconard.com
Legal and Community Outreach Advisor: Sheryl Draker
For More Information...
For more details about our team, our production history and press & reviews from our first two seasons, please visit: