elisha efua bartels is a writer, performer, teacher, director and stage-manager, and a founding member of Metamorphosis Dance Company. She spent time in Washington D.C. acquiring her degree in the Performing Arts, performing and stage-managing with companies from Bowen Macaulay Dance to the Washington Shakespeare Company and Folger Shakespeare Library, and freelancing as an associate producer/writer for The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU, 88.5fm. Since returning to Trinidad+Tobago she’s been published in Akashic’s Trinidad Noir and their online Mondays Are Murder, hosted The Black Power Hour for Wajang Diskotheque and Writing a New Caribbean for BBC Radio4, had a radio play, Water More Than Flour, commissioned for BBC Radio3, and continues writing, teaching, directing and performing with 3canal, griot productions, continuum dance project, the Astor Johnson Repertory Dance Theatre and Lilliput Theatre. She is strongly committed to raising the standard and the profile of the arts in sweet T+T, empowering we the people by showing Trinbagonians we can be, and are, the subjects and authors of our own stories.
Elisha Efua Bartels