Elizabeth Jarrett

Elizabeth Jarrett is a multi-disciplinary spatial and experience designer specializing in immersive and interactive media. Over the past decade, she has produced and directed visual and performance art, music, and community-driven events in Atlanta through retired arts organization Deer Bear Wolf and in 2020 founded Strange Shapes, a creative studio for imaginative storytelling, most recently winning the Alliance Theatre’s 2021 Artist Spotlight Award for a binaural audio series exploring sexuality and identity. Elizabeth’s production work often focuses on empathy building and calls-to-action through stories of social impact. She often achieves this through collaborative world-building and is passionate about resource and platform sharing with other women, femme, and non-binary people working in production. Past collaborations include Oculus’ “VR for Good” campaign with director Gabriela Arp (Tribeca Film Festival 2018), BAE Worldwide and Red Bull Amaphiko, Amazon, Atlanta History Center and more. She has led fundraising efforts for ATL Family Meal, Planned Parenthood, and Georgia Artists for Progress. She is currently working with doctors on an immersive installation about addiction (Science Gallery), an interactive exhibit on the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, AL (1504), and is producing and directing an original performance highlighting issues of patriarchal violence through early Appilachian folk music (Strange Shapes). Additionally, her professional work includes sustainable scenic design for classical and immersive performance (recently winning a Themed Entertainment Award for her work in Los Angeles). Elizabeth has been an artist in residence with the Goat Farm Arts Center, the Millennial Trains Project, Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences, the Ionian Institute of Art and Culture in Kefelonia, Greece, and BarnArts in Maine.