Core Ensemble Since 2014
Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
Latest News: Eliza is very excited to be working on Remy Bumppo’s upcoming production of FRANKENSTEIN along with Greg Matthew Anderson, Ian Frank and Nick Sandys. In the Spring of 2019, she is collaborating with Cody Estle at Raven Theatre on How I Learned to Drive, a long-time passion project of hers.
Productions with Remy Bumppo
Frankenstein, Born Yesterday, Fallen Angels, Both Your Houses, and You Never Can Tell
2017 Joseph Jefferson Award Nominee – Born Yesterday, Actress in a Principal Role (Play)
2017 Joseph Jefferson Award Winner – Born Yesterday, Production Play (Midsize)
2017 Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago – Best Actress
2016 Joseph Jefferson Nominee (Non-Equity) – A Loss of Roses, (Best Actress) at Raven Theatre
2010 Joseph Jefferson Award Winner– The Farnsworth Invention, (Best Midsize Production) at TimeLine Theatre Company
2008 Joseph Jefferson Nominee (Non-Equity) – Wit, (Best Production) at The Gift Theatre
In Chicago, Eliza has worked at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Court Theatre, Raven Theatre, TimeLine Theatre, The Gift Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, 16th Street Theatre and Oak Park Festival Theatre. Regionally, she has worked at American Players Theatre, Cardinal Stage (Bloomington, IN), Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Riverside Theatre in Iowa and toured many wonderful years with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks and Montana Shakespeare in the Schools. Eliza is a proud graduate of Loyola University of Chicago. More info at www.elizastoughton.com.