Elsa is a New England-raised, NYC-based writer, performer, and artist. She has written and performed for Magnet’s Diversity Remix Sketch Lab. She has also written sketches for the Thigments, a set of puppet performers releasing comedic content on YouTube through creative non-profit, the Help Machine. She currently writes sketches and choreographs wicked cool dance moves for Magnet house sketch comedy team, Mama’s Boy and is featured in Magnet theater’s Everyone is Sad stand up show.
Elsa has studied improv and sketch comedy at UCB and is currently in their Advanced Study in Sketch program. She teaches and develops sketch comedy, creative writing, and graphic noveling workshops for kids and teens through non-profit Writopia Lab for their summer writing workshop camps, in-school creative writing enrichment, after school programs, and outreach programs in underserved communities throughout Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx.
Elsa earned her BA in Philosophy from Providence College and her MFA in Creative Writing in Fiction from the New School. In 2015 her short story, Agency, was published in Issue 11 of H.O.W. Literary and Art Journal. She has exactly two IMDB credits, one as Head Writer and another as Editor for two drama web series.
Elsa likes to draw, paint, dance, and make new friends; she also falls into an existential crisis whenever she has to talk in third person. (Seriously, though, how many versions of me are there and which one is the ‘real’ me???)