Elise is a Gloucestershire based theatre maker. They are an associate artist of Strike a Light Festival and a previous SPARK supported artist with Pegasus Theatre.
Elise is an experienced puppeteer, co-devising and puppeteering Raised Eyebrow’s The Little Bookshop Boy, which toured in 2015 as part of Theatre Fest West and Battersea Arts Centre’s collaborative touring network. Elise is an experienced youth theatre facilitator and theatre practitioner with eight years’ experience working with young people aged 4-25. Elise directed Hood for the National Theatre’s Connections in 2015, which was then performed in London, on The Dorfman Stage.
As a theatre director Emma collaborates with writers, designers and performers to create work that reflects the tragic and hysterical world we inhabit.
Her passion is live performance that has heart and intellect. It can involve actors, puppeteers, new writing, devising. It can be performed on a stage, in a park or on the street. She wants challenging theatre to be seen and celebrated by as many people as possible – whoever it is made by.
She’s A Good Boy
Elise and Emma came to Hawkwood to develop a new show. Elise is called “pretty” the same amount of times as being called sir in an average week. Elise is often asked, ‘Are you a boy or a girl?’ the answer to this question is: No. She’s A Good Boy is a solo show exploring non-binary gender using Elise’s real everyday life experiences.
The solo show toured from Spring 2019 , supported by Strike A Light festival, Battersea Arts Centre, Pegasus Theatre , Hawkwood College and the Reckitt Arts Trust. The show previewed in 2018 at Strike A Light, Pegasus and Camden Fringe Festival, making Time Out and Evening Standards top picks for the fringe.