Liza Birkenmeier is a member of the Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater and recently collaborated on (Not) Water with Sheila Callaghan, Daniella Topol, New Georges and 3-LD. Her work has been seen or heard at The Playwrights Realm, Ars Nova, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Rattlestick, The School at Steppenwolf, The San Francisco Playhouse, City Theatre, Prelude NYC, and elsewhere. She is a commissioned artist at Ars Nova and Carnegie Mellon University and is a New Georges Affiliated Artist. She has been awarded fellowships at Yaddo, Millay and MacDowell Colony. She received her MFA at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.