Filigree Theatre

Our Mission

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 Thread by connecting Austin to theatre communities in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles & London and as a Seed by incubating, supporting and celebrating emerging theatre artists in Austin.  We are likewise committed to forging connections with diverse audiences across Austin.

As a verb, To Filigree means ‘to make by hand and with much skill.’ 
We are committed to producing high-level, professional theatre whilst collaborating with local Austin artists working in other disciplines such as fine arts, dance, film and music.

Connecting to our past; 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 season, comprised of 

1) a play from the theatre cannon (Past)  
2) the work of a playwright living/working today (Present)  
3) a new work/world premiere. (Future)

About Us

Artistic Director/ co-Managing Director

Elizabeth V. Newman, a native New Yorker, has directed and produced criticically-acclaimed film and theatre in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and her new home of Austin, TX. Her stage directing credits include Any Night (Austin Premiere); Mocha (World Premiere); The Sniper's Nest (Austin Premiere); Goodnight Children Everywhere (London, ON Premiere). Her stage producing credits include Orange Lemon Egg Canary (Los Angeles Premiere); Clocks & Whistles (America Premiere/New York Premiere) She graduated from Yale University with honors in Theatre and History of Art and earned her MFA in Film Production at Boston University. She serves on the B. Iden Payne Awards Council of Austin as well as the board of Yale in Hollywood. For more info please visit:

Managing Director

Stephanie Moore has been involved in the film industry for eight years. She has experience as a producer, 1st AD and production assistant on features,web series,  music videos, and shorts. Her credits include a producing role on “Love’s Labour’s Lost”, the upcoming "Dawg Daze" and the upcoming Los Angeles production of Any Night,  Her passion for film and filmmakers comes from her work with festivals such as Austin Film Festival and South by Southwest, where she works directly with the filmmakers as a filmmaker liaison and theater manager for many years. She has worked with such films as “Winter in the Blood”, “Black or White”, “Beneath the Darkness”, “Hunger”, and “Burning Bodhi” as a filmmaker liaison. She is also currently in development for two feature films and a web-series, as well as pre-production for a short film. 

Artistic Advisor

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 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).

Core Advisory Board

Eleanor Burgess, Literary Advisor
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. ​
Chris Conard , Design & Technical Advisor
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Sheryl Draker, Legal and Community Outreach Advisor

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