Artistic Director


photo by Maria Falconer

Lee Gershuny, Ph.D., founder/Artistic Director of The Elements World Theatre, is an internationally published poet and award-winning playwright in both the UK and USA. From 1992 to the present, she has written all the plays that the Elements and The Elements World Theatre have produced as well as developed and directed innovative collaborative theatre with professional and “natural” performers of all ages and backgrounds in Bosnia-Herzegovina, England, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, Serbia and the USA.

Her poetry has appeared in Southlight (Scotland); the international We’Moon
Almanac ; The Art of Dis/appearing: Jewish Women on Mental Health, edited by Leah Thorn; and in print and spoken word in Sarawut Chutiwongpeti’s video art and installations in Australia, Finland, Thailand and the USA.

She has also presented her poetry in collaborative performance with dancers and musicians.She has designed and facilitated numerous workshop/performance projects with diverse communities as well as one-off workshops in creative conflict resolution in local, national and international festivals and conferences, including the Alternative G8 Summit in Edinburgh, 2005; the SUBUD World Congress, Innsbruck, 2005; the World Youth Congress, Stirling, 2005; the International Civicus Youth Assembly, Glasgow, 2008; and the Middle East Spirituality and Peace Festival (MESP) 2004-2012.