Elyse is thrilled to be back at The New Colony after previously directing the world premiere of Here After by Evan Sesek last December and directing a staged reading of Synchronicity by Brynne Frauenhoffer in May. She is American Blues Theater’s Assistant Producer, and a proud American Blues Artistic Affiliate. At Blues she has directed several short plays in past Ripped festivals, and has been Assistant Director to Jonathan Berry, Kimberly Senior, and Ed Blatchford. Other Chicago credits include directing stage readings for Babes with Blades, Pride Films & Plays, Three Cat Productions, and the Greenhouse Theater Center, and serving as Assistant Director on productions at Raven Theatre, Oracle Theatre, 16th Street Theater, and Redtwist Theatre. Elyse holds a B.A. Theater and English Literature from Denison University.