Elisa’s an emerging playwright and lyricist in Atlanta, GA. She’s enjoyed a multifaceted career in broadcast radio and television news (90.1 KPFT, WSVI-TV); film and video post-production (KHOU-TV, Warner Bros.); website design & development project management (IBM); and special events consulting (AFFAIRS to REMEMBER).
She’s amassed creative insight along the way that’s inspired the creation of the original new musical, Rhymes-n-Reasons, the libretto for the new musical adaptation, Preciosa, the libretto and lyrics for the original new musical, Blue Butterfly, and the conceptualization of several jukebox musical adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays, entitled Musical Shakespeare.
Her interviewing and researching skills, diverse family background, spiritual awareness, and romantic nature greatly influence Elisa’s storytelling. Authentic dialogue, emotional maturity, cultural diversity, a touch of mysticism, and romance are the hallmarks of her librettos.
Another creative expression Elisa utilizes to conceptualize her work, is graphic art. She’s designed the graphic images representing her work on this website. Elisa developed this talent while working with extraordinary artists as a project manager at IBM.
Elisa’s an active member of the Dramatists Guild and a member of Tertulia, a group of four black playwrights engaged in an innovative collaboration between the Dramatists Guild and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
When Elisa’s not writing, she’s creating memorable events with her colleagues at AFFAIRS to REMEMBER, traveling the world, attending jazz concerts and quite naturally, the theatre.