Artistic Director

photo by Maria Falconer

Lee Gershuny, Ph.D., founder/Artistic Director of The Elements World Theatre, was an internationally published poet and award-winning playwright in both the UK and USA. From 1992 till her death in June 2018 she wrote all the plays that the Elements and The Elements World Theatre produced as well as developing and directing 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 also presented her poetry in collaborative performance with dancers and musicians.She 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.