Steve Elm (Oneida), editor of AMERINDA's Talking Stick Native Arts Quarterly, has worked in the arts on both sides of the Atlantic. Trained at London's Rose Bruford College, Steve has appeared as an actor in film, televsion and on the stage. He has worked as a playright and director with London's Common Body Theatre, University of Manchester (England), the American Indian Community House Youth Theatre Project, and was a founding member of Chuka Lokoli Native Theatre Ensemble in New York City. He currently works as an actor with the Only Make Believe company in New York City and is also an actor/teacher with CUNY's Creative Arts Team. He does professional development nationwide as a Master Artist for the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Steve was recently published in Amerinda/Nation Book's anthology "Genocide of the Mind".
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.