Saturday, June 04, 2005

Beth Keefauver

Beth Keefauver lives between states, dividing her time between University of Tennessee, where she teaches fiction writing, and Asheville NC, where she lives with husband, toddler, and cat. After taking a 10-year hiatus from the stage, Beth made her Asheville acting debut with LYLAS. Her theatre experience dates back to high school when she performed in many plays and, much to her post-feminist embarrassment, a beauty pageant. She directed the 2006 production of The Vagina Monologues at Western Carolina University and was seen bloody and screaming in a short horror film produced for the 48 Hour Film Project.

When she could not afford flight school, Beth worked as a forklift operator and sea turtle biologist before earning her PhD in English and Creative Writing. Her proudest accomplishments include rescuing a forty-acre urban forest from bulldozers, giving birth to her son, and forgoing a Led Zeppelin back tattoo from Myrtle Beach Senior Week ‘94. In addition to the sketches she writes for LYLAS, Beth's work has appeared in Blue Lotus Review, Pisgah Review, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and Western North Carolina Woman. Beth is not on Facebook.