Elisa’s an emerging playwright and lyricist, residing 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).
The creative insight, she’s received along the way has; thus far, culminated with the creation of the original new musical, Rhymes-n-Reasons; the conceptualization of several jukebox musical adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays, entitled, Musical Shakespeare; the libretto for the new musical Preciosa, and the libretto and lyrics for the original new musical, Blue Butterfly, both of which are works in progress.
Her skills of interviewing and researching, which she acquired as a news reporter, as well as, her diverse family background, spiritual awareness, and romantic nature greatly influence Elisa’s storytelling. As a result, her librettos are imbued with authentic dialogue and emotion, cultural diversity, a touch of mysticism, and a lot of romance.
Another creative expression, Elisa utilizes to conceptualize her work, is graphic art. She’s designed the graphic images representing her work on this website. It’s a hobby and talent she developed while working with extraordinary artists, as a project manager at IBM.
Elisa’s an active member of Working Title Playwrights, where both Preciosa and Rhymes-n-Reasons have been developed in Monday Night Critique Sessions. Working Title Playwrights, also produced the one-act play, Here We Are Again, which Elisa co-wrote with Serenbe Playhouse’s Director of Production, actor and playwright, William Joel Coady.
She’s also, a member of the Dramatists Guild and has developed a portion of, Blue Butterfly, in a Dramatists Guild Writer’s Group, under the direction of Dramatists Guild Council member, Pamela Turner.
When Elisa’s not writing, she’s creating special events with her colleagues at AFFAIRS to REMEMBER, traveling the world, attending jazz concerts and quite naturally, the theatre.