Elizabeth Appell is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist.
Her novel, Lessons from the Gypsy Camp received rave reviews (See Amazon.com.) and was awarded Honorable Mention in both the Paris Book Festival and the Beach Festival. Appell has written award winning short stories and over a dozen have been published.
She adapted her novel, Lessons from the Gypsy Camp, to a screenplay. The script won first place in the Nevada State Film Commission Competition and placed in eleven other competitions. Eventually it was optioned.
Her feature script, Moon Walkers, (adapted from the play of the same title) placed in over ten competitions at the semi-finalist or finalist placement.
Orgasms and Other Lies, a feature film, placed in over six competitions.
Her full-length plays have been given directed readings in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Confessions of a Catholic Child was first produced by The Virtual Theatre Project in Los Angles and then went up at The EXIT Theatre, San Francisco, July 2016.
Appell’s play Moon Walkers placed in several competitions including as finalist in the O’Neil. James Denton (Desperate Housewives) took on the lead in a staged reading in Los Angeles. Moon Walkers was read as her debut presentation upon being inducted as a playwright in residence by Three Girls Theatre, San Francisco.
Appell’s two short films Easy Made Hard and Warnings from the Bathtub, starring the late iconic Karen Black, were official selections at over 30 festivals and were awarded Gold in Houston. Easy Made Hard was screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner.
Her newest project is a collaboration with Emmy Award Winner, Misha Segal on Squawk! the Musical. Elizabeth wrote the book and the lyrics.