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).
She’s amassed creative insight along the way that’s inspired 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 interviewing and researching skills acquired as a news reporter, and her diverse family background, spiritual awareness, and romantic nature greatly influence Elisa’s storytelling. Authentic dialogue, emotion, cultural diversity, a touch of mysticism, and romance are her librettos’ hallmarks.
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 a member of Tertulia, which is a group of four black playwrights engaged in an innovative collaboration with the Alliance Theatre. Also, she’s an active member of Working Title Playwrights, where both Preciosa and Rhymes-n-Reasons have been developed in Monday Night Development Workshops. Working Title Playwrights, also produced the one-act play, Here We Are Again, which Elisa co-wrote with Serenbe Playhouse’s former Director of Production, William Joel Coady. And she’s a member of the Dramatists Guild and developed a portion of Blue Butterfly, in a Dramatists Guild Writer’s Group, under Dramatists Guild Council member Pamela Turner’s direction.
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.