Liz Maestri is a Brooklyn-based screenwriter and playwright who writes horror features, TV dramas, and weird plays about fierce underdogs clawing themselves out of repressive situations.
Most recently, Liz's feature P.R.O.M. (Black List Recommended) was a finalist for The Black List Feature Lab and the Nashville Film Festival screenplay competition, and was a runner-up for the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship and the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Lab. TV projects include one-hour pilots COLLEGIATE (Stowe Story Labs/Maven Screen Media Fellowship finalist) and SIGNS + WONDERS (ScreenCraft Fellowship semifinalist). Produced shorts include NIGHT WAKING (dir Shoshana Rosenbaum), which screened at festivals around the world in 2021-2022; THE LAUGHING CLUB (dir Jason Lobe); and webisode "Together Alone" (dir Ryan Rilette) for the original series HOMEBOUND.
Liz's stage plays include SINNER-MAN (O’Neill NPC finalist; Princess Grace Award semifinalist), THE ICE ROOM (Fearless New Play Festival), CONDO CONDO CONDOLAND (Old Sound Room), and HOUSE BEAUTIFUL (Sewanee Writers’ Conference/Tennessee Williams Scholarship) among many others. She has been nominated for the Kilroys List and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award, and was a WP Playwrights Lab semifinalist, a SPACE on Ryder Farm finalist, and a five-time recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship. Most recently, Liz was a CLUSTERF**CK resident at COOP Theatre and Film in NYC.
Liz is an alum of the Playwrights' Arena (American Voices New Play Institute), the Playwrights Collective at Center Stage, and the 24 With 5 Collective at New Dramatists. M.F.A. Playwriting, 2018.