Elizabeth writes fiction and scripts; she is the author of five books of fiction, most recently WE GOT HIM, and the librettist of TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA, which has drawn major media coverage, and she is co-writer of I'LL SHOW YOU MINE, a Duplass Brothers Production feature film forthcoming in 2021. She has other film scripts in development. Her previous books are: her novel GIRL HELD IN HOME, as well as CELEBRITIES IN DISGRACE, a novella that the New York Times Book Review called ‘a miniature masterpiece’; A FOUR-SIDED BED, a novel nominated for an ALA Book Award, and MY BODY TO YOU, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize. WE GOT HIM was a finalist for the Midwest Book Award. CELEBRITIES IN DISGRACE and A FOUR-SIDED BED were produced as short films, screening widely at festivals. A FOUR-SIDED BED is in development as a feature film; the script has won multiple awards. Elizabeth's theater works have been featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, CBS, CNN, NPR, the AP and more. Her TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA has had productions in Boston, LA, Chicago, NYC and more. It had an award-winning 2020 production starring Broadway's Andrea McArdle and has a CD from Broadway Records. The show has been reviewed as ‘brilliant and touching’. Both Elizabeth's rock opera and forthcoming feature film have generated national media attention.
“*Elizabeth Searle is an electric talent...Testing taboo limits, tuned to our Pop Culture pulsebeat, Searle creates spellbinding tales for our times."(ANN HOOD) “We started with a fantastic script” (MEGAN GRIFFITHS, Director, in VARIETY) “Trademark Searle: quick with the life of the moment but also tuned to deeper implications” (SVEN BIRKERTS) “Gracefully walks the knife’s edge between wild satire and ripped-from-the-headlines realism… Sexy, funny, creepy and highly enjoyable." (TOM PERROTTA)