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Water By the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center - Feb 18- Mar 2nd 2024
Director:  Elise Santora
Set Design:  Lex Liang
Lighting Design:  Nita Mendoza
Costume Design:  Oriana Sophia
Sound Design:  Travis White
Courtesy of Ray Bailey -

-  ...this dark tale is peppered with quirky characters and showcases superb stagecraft with a synergistic ensemble that makes it among FAC’s finest dramatic offerings in recent memory. -

- ...Accolades are due to director Elise Santora and her talented, collaborative creative team. Each discipline takes its turn to masterfully transfix and transport the audience effortlessly as the action shifts between the live to the virtual. -
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Go. Experience this. Reflect and resonate on this relevant and delicious drama...-

- OnStage Colorado

IN THE HEIGHTS by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center - Mar 2nd - Apr 2nd 2023
Director: Elise Santora
Set Design: Rodrigo Hernández
Lighting Design: Maria-Cristina Fusté
Costume Design: Oriana Sophia
Sound Design: Travis White
Courtesy of Ray Bailey -

...Director Elise Santora, a gifted actress herself and Henry Award-winner for her work at FAC last year, has found a way to create a true family out of this group of performers who, while many had done the show before, had never worked together. Their affection for each other on stage reflects the joy they take in bringing Ms. Santora’s vision to light...
- OnStage Colorado

Other Directing highlights include:
The hip-hop production of The Minotaur (Abrons Arts Center)
Fever (New Perspective Theatre),
The Life of Me (NY Latino Theatre Festival)
Hopefulness (The Lark Theatre)
Resident choreographer for the Stargate Company, a social justice company founded by the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Teaching artist for MTC, Lincoln Center, TDF and the NY Board of Ed
The Ultimate Inspiring Latina award - Nuyorican Poets Café.
Ford Foundation grant recipient - One woman show A Woman and Her Cigar
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