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Elina de Santos

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Elina  de Santos is an award-winning director, producer and casting director.  Her exceptional storytelling skills have kept her on the cutting edge of  the industry for years.  Elina’s work teaching and coaching actors for  two decades in Los Angeles, New York, and throughout the United States,  Canada and Australia particularly prepares her for directing actors with  unique understanding: “She 

 actors and yet not be in thrall to them, to be entirely receptive and  yet lead them to the play with integrity and strength.” From being a  defining director of American Classics: “Elina has a terrific theatrical  sense for the American play, and an uncanny ability to guide actors  into performances that make these plays soar” to creating a circus  version of Romeo & Juliet with the deaf community: “No melding of  talent could be more of a match made in heaven than Deaf West and Elina  de Santos, who conceived the project and directed with exquisite  imagination” to tackling new works: “The world premiere production by  the Rogue Machine company [directed by Elina de Santos] is vivid, moving  and often hilarious. As the play that ends its impressive inaugural  season, "Razorback" announces Rogue Machine as one of the most ambitious  and accomplished new theater companies in LA.” has the rare ability to work deeply with  


Current Projects

Previews for my new show, the world premiere of Nice Things by Vince Melocci, start this Saturday. 



I  am currently the Co-Artistic Director for Rogue Machine Theater and  have been since it was founded.  My current project is directing Nice  Things by Vince Melocchi at Rogue Machine.  I am excited to be working  with such a wonderful company.

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