Her mix of strength and vulnerability is beautiful to see in a young woman.”
Open, emotionally free, and honest.”
I'm drawn to wild feminine in all the women I play. I love playing the athlete, the explorer, the fighter, the protector, the spirit-seeker, the leader, the enthusiast; the essential heroine. From Saint Joan to Annie Sullivan, I want to tell the stories of people in ordinary circumstances who do extraordinary things. I want to tell the stories of people who were fighters; who fought for their family, their voice, the freedom of another- for love.
My hope is that I can achieve this with humorous yet socially-conscious sensibilities.
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news & updates
6/12 - Elena spent the past weekend filming in the Adirondacks for the short film, "Summit". Click HERE to get a glimpse!
6/2 - The trailer for Night Witches is live! Check it out HERE.
6/2 - Summer workshops for Welcome to the Doll Den are picking up again! So excited to be back in the room with Electric Eye Ensemble!
5/16 - Night Witches is making headlines in the Dominican Republic! America Tejeda Mag and Diario Libre did full articles on our ensemble member, Elizabeth Chahin!
5/6 - Night Witches performed for a sold out private audience in NYC!
4/29 - Opening night of Night Witches at The Hangar at Ground Rush Farm!
4/28 - Night Witches was featured on the front page of the arts section in the Culpeper Star Exponent!
4/27 - Night Witches had it's first performance at Lynchburg College! It was so great to go back home!
4/18- Night Witches has a performance run! Tickets are free! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat. More information HERE.
4/3 - Night Witches begins!
3/14 - Overruled tickets are on sale HERE!
3/1 - Theatre is Easy writes, "Welcome to the Doll Den, sprinkled with delightful musical numbers, reveals its truly collaborative creative process, with each robustly developed character of unique perspectives." Read the review HERE!
2/21 - Overruled is back at Papillon this April for a monthly residency! Click HERE to learn more!
2/19 - The first review for Welcome to the Doll Den! Opplaud writes, "This is a product with plenty of potential to eventually reach Broadway, the circuit and even the silver screen." Read the review HERE.
2/18 - Opening Night for Welcome to the Doll Den!
2/16- Elena was featured in Lynchburg College Magazine for her work in Victoria Woodhull!
1/14 - Elena was featured on Lady Parts' "Fierce as F**k", a blog interview series about "kickass women doing kickass things'.
1/12 - Another glowing review of Carrying Helen!
1/11 - The first review is in for Carrying Helen! New York Theatre Guide says, ''The complexity of what needed to be done was beautifully captured in their physicality and choreography." Read the review HERE!
1/8 - Elena is thrilled to be working with Electric Eye Ensemble on "Welcome to the Doll Den", a new play based on the first U.S. all-girl radio station!
1/6 - Opening night of Carrying Helen at the Cherry Lane Theatre! Tickets can be purchased HERE.