Elina de Santos

Back to Acting Solo: SEMINAR is “wildly entertaining”

Artist Profile

Elina de Santos last directed Seminar at Chance Theater. She is the Co-Artistic Director of the Rogue Machine Theatre, where she’s directed four World Premieres: Nice Things by Vince Melocchi, the multi-nominated Dirty Filthy Love Story by Rob Mersola, Razorback by the multi-awardwinning resident playwright John Pollono and Jennie Webb’s Yard Sales Signs. At the Skylight Theatre, World Premieres of Church & State by Jason Odell Williams and The Sexual Life of Savages by Ian McDonald. West Coast and LA Premieres; Bhutan by Daisy Foote, Stop Kiss by Diana Son, Falling by Deana Jent, New Jerusalem by David Ives, Albee’s A Delicate Balance and Mamet’s Speed the Plow. For PRT, Odyssey, WCJT: Miller’s All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, Broken Glass, Odets’ Rocket to the Moon, Awake & Sing!, and Williams’ Orpheus Descending -LADCC Direction Award. Regional: Pasadena Playhouse, Vincent in Brixton by Nicolas Wright, ICT, Orphans by Lyle Kessler, DWT, Romeo & Juliet: Circus Verona, Berkshire Theatre Festival & Pittsburgh Public, Awake & Sing!. Elina received the LADCC Milton Katselas Career Achievement in Directing 2012.

Productions at Chance Theater

Production Date Role
How to Conquer America: A Mostly True History of Yogurt March 2017 Director
Seminar September 2016 Director