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elisha efua
elisha efua bartels
Trinidad & Tobago
  • Dance
  • Literature & Publishing
  • Theatre & Performing Arts

Artist Bio

Before escaping the unnecessary hazards of winter for home, elisha efua bartels spent her time in Washington, D.C. teaching, stage-managing and performing with several theatres from Bowen Macaulay Dance to the Washington Shakespeare Company and Folger Shakespeare Library, and freelancing as an associate producer/writer for The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU, 88.5fm. Since returning to Trinidad+Tobago she’s been published in PREE: Caribbean. Writing., Akashic’s Trinidad Noir and their online Mondays Are Murder, performed in Jamaica, Barbados and Costa Rica as well as at home, hosted Writing a New Caribbean for BBC Radio4, had a radio play, Water More Than Flour, commissioned by BBC Radio3 and a stage-adaptation of Merle Hodge's Crick Crack, Monkey commissioned by the BocasLitFest, co-hosts the Wajang Diskotheque podcast, while writing and voicing her own storytelling podcast turn me on, and continues to write/edit, teach, perform, stage-manage and direct with griot productions, continuum dance project, the Astor Johnson Repertory Dance Theatre, Metamorphosis Dance Company, Lilliput Theatre and 3canal, strongly committed to raising the standard and the profile of the arts in sweet T+T, empowering we the people by showing Trinbagonians we can be, and are, the subjects and authors of our own stories.


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