Steve Elm (Oneida), artistic director of Amerinda Theater has worked in the arts on both sides of the Atlantic. Trained at London's Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, Mr. Elm has appeared as an actor in film, television and on the stage. As a playwright and director he has worked with London's Fourplay Theater, University of Manchester (England), Chuka Lokoli Native Theater Ensemble, and American Indian Community House Youth Theater Project and Amerinda Theater. With Gloria Miguel of Spiderwoman Theater, he co wrote her solo piece, "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue" , which he directed at New York Theater Workshop La Mama, ETC., and the Freed Center in Ada, Ohio. Mr. Elm most recent work was as curator, facilitator and director of Ohio Northern University's Ninth Annual International Theater Festival where, in conjunction with Amerinda Theater, he presented a program of contemporary Native theater featuring the work of playwrights Eric Gansworth and Vicki Ramirez.
Training and Education:
BA Honors Theatre Arts/Acting Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama
Boal/Forum Theatre Chris Vine, Karina Naumer,
Theatre-in-Education Creative Arts Team/New York University
One Shot Deal - Common Body Theatre, London, England
My Pocahontas - Manchester University, Mancs, England
Indian Givers - American Indian Youth Theatre Project
American Indian Community House, NYC
Columbia University, NYC and tour
My Ugly Child - AICH Youth Theatre Project, AICH, NYC
Indian 101 - AICH Youth Theatre Project, AICH, NYC
Seven Dreams - Chuka Lokoli Theatre Ensemble, NYC
Actor/teacher Creative Arts Team, NYC Wolf Trap Program – develop interactive issue based drama for early learning classrooms, intensive teacher training, curricula development.
Master Artist Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna, Virginia - booked nationally to facilitate professional development workshop entitled “Acting It Out, Working It Out” which explores interactive issue based drama in the early learning classroom.