Elizabeth Spicer is the CEO of Paradise Consulting. She specializes in serving as a life coach to women and artists. She works with not-fbr-profit organizations throughout America and abroad on problem solving, building performing arts organizations, governance and fund-raising.
For five years, Ms. Spicer was the Producing Director of Boca Grande, Florida’s island performing arts company. The Royal Palm Players. In 2004, Ms. Spicer served as the Region IV vice chair ofplaywriting for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. She also served the Southeastern Theatre Conference as a member of the editorial board for SOUTHERN THEATRE magazine. She served the Arts and Culturel Alliance Board of Venice. In 2006 Ms. Spicer will teach acting in Venice, Italy. She now serves as a Board Member at-large for the Florida Theatre Festival. She has achieved notable success as a consultant to emerging arts organizations.
Ms. Spicer was awarded Best Director and Best Play “Donnie” awards in 2003 by the Herald Tribune from critic Naomi Donson for her production of FOOLS. In 2004 Ms. Spicer accepted the Royal Palm Players’ “Muses” award for Outstanding Performing Arts Company by the Arts and Culture Alliance of Venice, Florida.
In the 2001-02 Atlanta, Georgia theatre season, Ms. Spicer directed MARIETTA: THE SOAP! for the Square Globe Theatre, MORT at Georgia State University, HARD TIMES at Theatrical Outfit and BELLS ARE RINGING at the Stage Door – all while teaching acting at Kennesaw State University. In 2000, Ms. Spicer staged thetop grossing, highly acclaimed FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS by Alan Ball at Theatre in the Square in Georgia. In 1999, her play. AUGIE PLUNKETT was also staged.
Ms. Spicer is proud to be the founding Producing Director ofBunbury Repertory Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky, where she served for 10 years. There, she also served as Director of Theatre with Louisville Collegiate. She is a noted fund-raiser and proud other Kentucky roots. Ms. Spicer holds a BG.S. from the University of Kentucky and an M.F.A. in Acting and Directing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As an actress she has appeared in more than 150 plays, films, commercials and documentaries. Most recently she appeared with Faye Dunaway and Lea Thompson in the NBC mini-series A WILL OF THEIR OWN. Ms. Spicer can be seen on Kentucky Educational Television as heroine Alice Lloyd in the story of Ms. Lloyd’s life, the internationally released film THE MIRACLE ON CANEY CREEK. Ms. Spicer is a member of the Actors Equity Association.
Ms. Spicer is also a published author and photographer, penning Louisville’s popular entertainment, LOU-AH-VUL: THE SOAP! for five sold-out years. She credits her studies with Spalding Gray as a catalyst for new works, including the film of her short screenplay, THE MAN WHO WOULD BE QUEEN, which took a third place award at the 1995 Chicago International Film and Video Festival. She also penned MARIETTA: THE SOAP! which enjoyed a 7 week sold-out run in Georgia at the Square Globe. Her play, co-authored with Alan Litsey, titled BOCA GRANDE: THE SOAP! debuted April 1, 2004 at Royal Palm. Ms. Spicer is currently working on a new play, THE DOG SHOW, designed to benefit Humane Societies all around the country. It will debut in 2008.