Going Dark: A Play by WITS Writer Elizabeth Keel

Posted February 24, 2014 & filed under Notebook.

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Please join us in supporting WITS Writer Elizabeth Keel, whose play will be performed by This Is Water Theatre Company, the first professional ensemble theatre company in Bryan/College Station, Texas.

Below is the press release for her play.


By Elizabeth Keel

In a world much like our own, there exist Empathologists: people so finely tuned to a specific range of emotion that they can manipulate it in others.  In a small school where Empathologists are trained to use their emotions as a service and occasionally a weapon, the arrival of a new student brings a welcome change to the two professors and their protege. But after a recent loss, some emotions may be too close to the surface.

Check out our related “prequel webseries” HERE.


Feb 27-28 @ 9:00pm
Mar 1 @ 8:00pm and 11:00pm

Mar 6-7 @ 9:00pm
Mar 8 @ 8:00pm and 11:00pm

Mar 13-14 @ 9:00pm
Mar 15 @ 8:00pm and 11:00pm

Location: New Republic Brewing @ 11405 N Dowling Rd, College Station, TX 77845

Tickets: Reserve tickets HERE.  All payment will be taken on-site, and all tickets are pay-what-you-can, with a suggested price of $10-15.  We accept credit cards and cash, but if you plan on purchasing any beverages from New Republic Brewing, be sure to bring cash.

***PLEASE NOTE: This is a standing-room only event. Limited seating will be available before and after each act, but if you are unable to stand, please contact us at [email protected] so we can discuss available options.

Keel’s New Novel Debuts Nov. 17th

Posted November 15, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

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On Sunday, November 17, 14 Pews will host a celebration of WITS Writer Elizabeth Keel’s new novel, Life After Myth. This event marks the end of Elizabeth’s year long residency with 14 Pews. There will be live music performed by Greg Cote, then a reading from Keel’s new book, then more music with Rom Ryan and Moodafaruka.  Join the party beginning at 6 PM. For more info, click here.


Fun, Happy, Magical Theatre with WITS Writer Elizabeth Keel

Posted April 22, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

WITS writer Elizabeth Keel, chosen by the Houston Press as one of the 100 Creatives of 2012, is excited to present a night of two new one-act plays as the 14 Pews Artist-In-Residence.

Performances of THE PSYCHIC PALACE and THE RAINBOW LANDS are April 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29, and May 2, 3, & 4.  Tickets are $10 for general public and $8 for 14 Pews members, seniors and students. Click here for more information.

THE PSYCHIC PALACE is a feisty romantic comedy about two psychics who struggle with knowing plenty about the future and not nearly enough about love.

THE RAINBOW LANDS is a charming family drama that summons the forgotten magic of childhood back into the present day lives of two sisters.

Come enjoy an evening of fun, happy, magical theatre!

Elizabeth A. M. Keel is a native Houstonian playwright, actor, director, teacher, and novelist. Her plays have been produced by Fresh Produce’d (NY), Big Head Productions, Mildred’s Umbrella, the Nova Arts Project, Scriptwriters/Houston, Bootown, and the University of Houston. She has studied playwriting with Edward Albee, Mark Bly, Mark Medoff, Lanford Wilson, and Stuart Ostrow, and fiction writing at the University of Houston and the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio. Her first novel, Running Into Trouble, was published in 2010. Elizabeth also teaches playwriting and other workshops for the Alley Theatre and creative writing to younger students via Writers in the Schools.