Eli has trained for 15+ years with the Society of American Fight Directors. They have also trained with and are considered an Advanced Actor Combatant with the following organizations:
They have been Barrymore Nominated for their work on The Play That Goes Wrong (1812 Productions), 'Tis Pity She's A Whore and Jane Eyre (Philadelphia Artists Collective).
Their work has been seen at regional theatres including the PA Shakespeare Festival, The Arden, Philadelphia Theatre Company, InterAct, Theatre Exile, Hedgerow Theatre, Theatre Horizon, and the American Shakespeare Center. They have also had the great privilege of assisting on a number of productions under Broadway FMs Ian Rose and J. David Brimmer.
Eli also teaches and assistant teaches several stage combat classes in the Philadelphia area, including at the Philadelphia Stage Combat Workshop, and with the organization Arte Violenta. Follow them on Instagram @EverInMotley to stay up to date on their upcoming work!
Eli is a Certified Intimacy Director with Intimacy Directors International and Intimacy Directors & Coordinators, and has served as Intimacy Director for numerous regional theatres, including productions PA Shakespeare Festival, The Arden, The Wilma, People's Light, Theatre Exile, Azuka Theatre, Quintessence Theatre and more. They have also taught and worked on productions at many local academic institutions, including Temple University, University of the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Swarthmore College, and Villanova University.
They also teach introductory classes in intimacy and consent for the stage at universities and organizations. Contact them via email for more information, or if you or your institution is interested in hosting a class.
Eli has trained with Intimacy Directors including Alicia Rodis (HBO), Claire Warden (HBO & Broadway), and Tonia Sina (Co-founder of IDI). The organization seeks to safely and effectively choreograph and direct scenes involving Intimacy for the stage and screen. Eli believes that Intimacy Direction is incredibly important work, and is honored to be part of Intimacy Directors & Coordinators. More info on IDC's work can be found HERE.