Liza Birkenmeier is a member of the 2016-2017 Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater and a recent Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow. She is a commissioned artist at Ars Nova and was a member of the 2014-2015 Play Group. She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist.
She is interested in math, queerness, war, and large-scale musical numbers.
Her work has been seen or heard at Ars Nova, The Working Theater, BAX, The San Diego Museum of Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Catch Series, Prelude, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Dixon Place, The Invisible Dog, New Georges, The San Francisco Playhouse, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, and the Classic Coin Laundry. She has been awarded residencies at MacDowell, Millay, and Yaddo. She received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon. She lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.