Monday, December 5, 2011

Wishbone’s Newest Company Member: Elizabeth Finley

The Wishbone family is growing! We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest company member, Elizabeth Finley. Fondly known as “Liz” or “Finley”, Elizabeth has been no stranger to Wishbone over the past few years.
Elizabeth is a 2008 graduate of Clemson University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Production Studies of the Performing Arts and Psychology. Elizabeth was an active member of the Clemson Players (performing and working along side fellow Wishbone members in such shows as Urinetown: The Musical, Miss Julie, and Bug), the Performing Arts Student Council, and the Department of Arts and Humanities Student Council.
Before moving to Chicago last winter, Elizabeth was a Journeymen with The Warehouse Theatre, a professional theatre residing in Greenville, South Carolina. Elizabeth participated in grant writing, advertisement, fundraising, and the Wooden O Educational program, a Shakespearean workshop that was brought to local middle schools and high schools. Elizabeth also had her hand in set building, lighting, and sound operation, as well as performing in several productions, such as Barefoot in the Park, The Clean House, and The 13th or Paris.
Elizabeth began working with Wishbone in 2009 as a guest lighting designer forThe Woman in Black. Since moving to Chicago, Elizabeth has continued to be one of our go-to lighting designers and also a power house actress. Elizabeth held the memorable role of Grace in Returning for Madness and the adorable “overly emotional” Katie/Sympathy in Spandex. This season you can catch Elizabeth’s lighting design in Kendall Sherwood’s Devil May Care, and in the comedic roles of Sally and Jane in Adam Szymkowicz’s Incendiary.
With such an extensive and diverse theatrical background, Wishbone couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome their friend, Liz, into the company!