Eleanor Bishop

Eleanor Bishop is a feminist artist who creates documentary theater that weaves found sources in an intimate dialogue with the performers’ lives. Her current work “Steubenville” layers the Steubenville, Ohio rape case trial transcript with Sleeping Beauty and autobiographical material to explore rape culture in America. It will premiere in March 2015. Eleanor is currently studying for her Master of Fine Arts in Directing at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama as a John Wells Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar. She has served as an assistant to the director at the Wooster Group. Originally from Aotearoa-New Zealand, she is a co-director of theatre company The PlayGround Collective who make original New Zealand work that encompass site-specific, new writing and participatory forms that tour to arts festivals and venues nationally. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre from Victoria University of Wellington.