What People Say

“When I arrive in Orleans, Ma. to work with Elements Theatre Company something special happens to me. I get a charge of inspiration. I know that I will be taken care of and respected as an artist.”
— Susan Dibble, Brandeis University, Louis, Frances and Jeffrey Sachar Professor of Theater Arts, Shakespeare & Co. Interim Director of Training

“It is always an enormous pleasure to work with Elements Theatre Company. Their repertoire is challenging, exciting, and thought-provoking, and their production values are very high. Everyone at Elements, whether working on or off stage, is committed to professional excellence in their creative field of endeavor, and is constantly advancing and developing their craft. It is wonderful to see how the work of the company has matured over the years, and how individual skills and talents have grown. Working with the company is always a highlight in my year!”
— Joanna Weir Ouston, Performance Coach for Business, Media and Theatre, Director of Vocal Profile, Head of Voice at Oxford School of Drama

“Elements Theatre Company is about more than entertainment: every piece they undertake explores the breadth of humanity—its horror, its loveliness, and its humor—with honesty. These actors hold up the mirror for themselves and in turn give us, the audience, the courage to look into that mirror too, and not shy away from what we find.”
— the late Julie Harris, Five-time Tony Award Winning American Actress

“Creating theatre alongside the intrepid Elements ensemble is always a lesson in humility, work ethic, and joyful collaboration. Their dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and their spiritual belief in the arts and humanities is an inspiration–and daily proof that a life well lived is still possible.”
— Nick Sandys Pullen, Producing Artistic Director at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Resident Fight Director at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Award-winning actor, director, educator and fight choreographer

“My collaboration with Elements Theater Company has been one of my finest artistic experiences. The high level of talent, production value and engagement each member contributed really created an atmosphere of holistic creativity and artistry. Pilgrim’s Progress (2017) felt like a personal artistic journey for myself and my team, and it was an honor to have been ushered through it by so many talented performers and Sr. Danielle’s brilliant directorial guidance. In addition to being really proud of our final product, the process itself was so rewarding and will remain one of my most memorable shows.”
— S. Katy Tucker, Video and Projections Designer

“We are still enjoying the ‘afterglow’ of your group’s presence and presentation of Murder in the Cathedral. We have had nothing but positive comments and all of us who were privileged to spend time with the cast and crew feel we have a new group of friends!”
— Rev. Mary Jayne Allen, Minister of Education, First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN

“The actors and writer from your artistic company were a delight to work with and the final product was absolutely first rate. As a director of feature films, movies for television, and winner of five Emmys, I am accustomed to a very high level of professionalism and talent among the artists with whom I work. I’m happy to say that the enthusiasm, professionalism,and creativity of the artistic personnel of Elements puts them on a par with much larger artistic companies in Los Angeles! It’s been a pleasure working with this wonderful company.”
— Michael Rhodes Films, Pacific Palisades, CA

“I was completely involved with the entire production (Dr. Faustis) and thought sometimes I might be picked up and put on stage as the actors brushed by me on their entrances. You might say I had the chance to touch the hem of their garments. The players seemed like friends and neighbors we had met before.”
— Alouise Ritter, Virginia Beach, VA