Elizabeth Elias Huffman
Artistic Director, PICT Classic Theatre
Alumni of Directors West
Member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society
Member of SAG/AFTRA/ACTORS EQUITY
Member of MENATMA
Elizabeth Elias Huffman is the newly appointed Artistic Director of PICT Classic Theatre In Pittsburgh. She is an acclaimed international actor, an award winning director and playwright known for her visionary and diverse productions. She teaches Shakespeare and classical theatre worldwide and offers online classes and coaching for actors in film, television and theatre. Elizabeth is currently appearing in Steel Magnolias at The Pittsburgh Public Theatre until April 9. 2023
By William Shakespeare
Northwest Classical Theatre, Portland, OR
In King John, there is a striking similarity between the 11th Century ruling family of Henry II and the contemporary dynasties of The Roosevelt, Kennedy, and Bush families. King John came from a family with a powerful father, a domineering mother and competitive sons determined to carry on the family power base. John is a shadow of the man his father was, his claim on the throne is doubtful at best, his relationship with God is troubled and spiteful, and he starts a war in order to keep his throne then makes backhanded deals that his enemy cannot refuse; he lies to everyone and is respected by no one. Sound familiar?
Ms. Huffman moved the action forward to the modern era of a media-fueled war. The action is played out on TV while leaders make covert deals behind the scenes, hold press conferences for peace and John plots murder in his bid for ultimate power. Winner of 2012 Drammy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Dana Millican as Constance.
King Phillip of France/Salisbury
Production Stage Manager Kristen Mun
By: Richard Wattenburg