• Theatre

Elizabeth Addison

Guest Artist

Writer of THIS IS TREATMENT

 

Elizabeth Addison Castillo is a Composer, Lyricist, Playwright, Artist, Activist and Entrepreneur from Boston, Ma. Her musical, “This is Treatment,” a story about the experience of primarily Black and Brown women and their personal journeys as they weather the roller coaster of challenges presented to them during a lengthy stay in addiction treatment, recently had a virtual run with students from Rider University in January 2021, and will be in production at Northeastern University in Spring 2022. She is the former Associate Artistic Director and founding member of The Dreamscape Project Group, an all-female theatre troupe dedicated to developing pieces that address diversity through dance, movement, music, and dramatic narrative. She was a teaching artist, director and playwright with the Improbable Players, and recently, upon the merger of the Improbable Players and COAAST, appointed the Artistic Director of the new merged theater company, 2nd Act, Inc. where she is also co-designing their New Works Department. This summer she was accepted into the Muse Mentorship program where she is being mentored by Broadway Composers & Musicians. She has received three grants: The Bob Jolly grant, Boston Opportunity Fund and, most recently, The Boston Foundation Live Arts Boston grant for her new one-ish woman musical, “F**k Now what?!”  She  was twice featured on the Emmy Award winning local show, “Cityline,” has had articles written about her and “This is Treatment” in Scout Cambridge Magazine, Boston Voyager Magazine and The Boston Herald.  During the pandemic, Elizabeth launched an online interview series entitled, “Chasing Beads.” And she is also currently in the process of becoming a Recovery Coach.