Eli has been an avid monologuist since age 8, when she wrote her first one-woman show--a feminist adaptation of the classic "Little Red Riding Hood." At 16, she uncovered a copy of Lily Tomlin's "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe," and performed her favorite monologues from the show to anyone who would listen...and even for those who wouldn't.
Eli's previous original one-woman shows include "STEPS," produced at Wings Theatre in New York City in 2010, and later at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and "COUNTING," produced and performed at the Experimental Theatre Wing through NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Her most recent one-woman show, entitled, "The Quarter-Life Crisis Monologues," premiered at the PIT NYC in October 2017.
Stay tuned for performance dates for her next one-woman show entitled, "Kill the Buddha," directed by Jonathon Libman.
Eli also recently produced and directed her first original short film, starring, well, herself, and Al Sapienza (The Sopranos, House of Cards, the Big Short). The film is currently in post-production, set to be released in festivals in Spring 2018.
Self-scripted, produced and directed.