Eleanor Bishop


Eleanor Bishop is a writer and director creating feminist theatre. She has been described as “one of New Zealand’s most daring, intelligent and political directors” (The Theatre Times). Her works include BOYS (adapted from Greg McGee’s Foreskin’s Lament, co-directed with Julia Croft, Auckland Theatre Company 2017), Body Double (created with Julia Croft and Karin McCracken, BATS STAB Commission 2017, Silo Theatre/Auckland Arts Festival 2018) and Jane Doe (US college touring, Auckland Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe 2017). In 2016, she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, with an MFA in Directing; she studied theatre as a John Wells Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar. She was a co-founder of The PlayGround Collective (with Eli Kent and Robin Kerr) and directed many of their shows including the award-winning The Intricate Art of Actually Caring.