Siri Elena is a San Deigo-based director, actor, visual artist, and person. In June 2016, she received her BFA in Theatre Arts and BA in Media Arts from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Siri assistant directed two productions while at The Theatre School, including the Chicago premiere of Esperanza Rising under director Lisa Portes, in which she also performed on stage as a violinist and ensemble member. She devised and directed her first full-length production Crisis Comedy Hour as a part of the Wrights of Spring new works festival in May, featuring short plays by Chicago playwright William R. Boersma.
Siri strives to create theatre and film that takes a lighthearted look at dread, drawing on inspiration from clowning, classic sitcoms, and her own existential crises. She's drawn to the comic moments of vulnerability and the exploration of how people present themselves publicly in relationship to their private selves.