Elisa is a writer, singer-songwriter and actress based in the UK. Much of her writing is inspired by happenings from her own life in London and it often deals with characters in young adulthood navigating city life. She likes using London as the backdrop for her stories because it expresses her own multicultural background, but also because it allows for a natural exploration into themes of intimacy, belonging and coming of age. In 2020, she took part in a week-long residency at the Battersea Arts Centre during which she created, wrote, and produced a short play that offered a comedic exploration of how city life affects dreams and sleep.
Elisa has spent her life between Italy, Greece, and England. The frequent moves often put her on the outside looking in, giving her good observational skills that she uses to gather inspiration for her writing. She prefers to write comedy, believing it to be a great medium to approach serious subject matters with light-heartedness. Her work is often character driven and she loves TV especially for how its episodic nature can add depth to characters. She likes mockumentary sitcoms like The Office and Parks and Recreation because they manage to make the mundane fascinating. In 2020, she wrote, produced, and performed in a mini web-series titled LYLA that explored themes of intimacy and friendship in a time of worldwide isolation. It was made as a comedic response to the lockdown.
In her songs, Elisa enjoys intertwining mundane aspects of day-to-day life with the otherworldly. She often personifies planets, animals, or other elements of nature to highlight our relationship to them. Song-writing is a very lyric centred process for her, and she looks at each song as if it is a little story. She regularly performs in bars/pubs/other venues, most recently as a headliner for the event World Words in Camden Town.
In 2021, she graduated with a BA(hons) in Performance and Creative Enterprise from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, having previously studied acting at the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.