bio

ELISA MATULA (Actor/Writer) is a multi- disciplinary theatre artist  who brings her extensive physical theatre background to projects as varied as Molière, Shakespeare, Chekhov, original site-specific works, contemporary plays, puppet and mask creations, independent films as well as ensemble-driven devised productions. Since moving to New York city, she has performed at a wide range of venues including the Theater for the New City, the Actors Studio New York (and Los Angeles), Dance Theater Workshop, PS 122, Cherry Lane Theater, the Living Theatre, 3-LD, Ontological-Hysteric, Dixon Place, the Flamboyan Theater, Abrons Art Center, the Warsaw National Home, the Flea, Columbia University, CUNY, and the Zebulon among others. While living in Europe for nearly five years, Elisa co- created and performed in original theatre works throughout France as well as at the Edinburgh, Avignon, and Prague Fringe Festivals. She has trained with Roberta Carreri of the OdinTeatret, Panthéâtre of Paris and the Roy Hart Centre, Jonathan Hart Makwaia, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Teatr Piesn Kozla, Jean-René Toussaint and Anne Bogart and the SITI Company (Suzuki and Viewpoints). She is a graduate of the two-year program at the Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France, the William Esper studio in New York with Terry Knickerbocker, and holds a B.A. in Theater Studies and French Literature from Swarthmore College. She speaks and writes French fluently and is certified in French to English simultaneous interpretation. Certified Yoga instructor (300hr level). Member of AEA and Sag-Aftra.