Elizabeth is an American actor, playwright, and singer/songwriter. Her first solo play, I’m Not Finished...Yet, ran in NYC, Dublin, Ireland, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (produced by Academy Award-winning director Jim Sheridan) selling out audiences and receiving critical acclaim. Her play, 222w23rdSt-a play with one-woman, premiered in New York City at Dixon Place. The May/June 2020 run of 222w23rdSt in New York City is on pause until further notice.
In 2009 Elizabeth started busking on the streets of Dublin, Ireland after the suggestion by Dave Murphy, the godfather of the singer/songwriter movement in Ireland, to get over her fear of singing in public. She has since played notable venues and music festivals in the US and abroad. Her album Seven was released in December 2018 by Jones Street Records.
Elizabeth studied acting with Uta Hagen and Wynn Handman. She is a member of the Actors Equity Union, The Dramatist Guild and BMI.
222w23rdst-a play, about life in the Chelsea Hotel, brought to the stage an authentic story and actual feeling of a time in New York City history that is gone forever. The people (who were characters in and of themselves without embellishment), the look, the feel, the smells and the sounds. Somehow she was able to convey it all. Her account, and so far hers alone, will be an important record of a lost era. JK Clark, Theater Pizzazz
I’m Not Finished... Yet is like Dorothy Parker meets Sam Shepard. Wynn Handman, American Place Theater, NYC
Pugh, What a scorcher! The Evening Herald, Ireland
I’m Not Finished... Yet rips with the urgency of Pugh’s performance -- a volatile mixture of little girl lost and fast-talking babe. An Astonishing Journey. The SundayTribune, Ireland
The talent of a born actress. An absorbing piece of theatre. The Irish Times
Knows how to push the limits of a character. The Stage, London
The Bohemian folk anti-hero archetype that was born out of the ’60s has never died. This genre is oversaturated...on that spectrum is an artist like Elizabeth Pugh who is able to deliver the emotion that you hope the might get from this type of music. The sun will rise, the night will come and Elizabeth Pugh can sing. Divide and Conquer.
The souls of Bob Dylan and Nina Simone have merged into Elizabeth Pugh. Dubwise