Since graduating from NIDA, Elena has worked extensively as an actor in film, television and theatre. Elena Carapetis’ first play The Good Son was produced by The Other Ones, a creative partnership between Elena and director Corey McMahon. It premiered with a sell-out season at the Bakehouse Theatre in 2015 and earned her an Adelaide Critics Circle Award as the writer. Her second play Helen Back was shortlisted for the 2012 Adelaide Festival Jill Blewett Award for Playwriting. In 2014 Elena directed second year actors in her own adaptation of Euripides' The Bacchae at the Adelaide College of the Arts. In 2007, Elena wrote an episode of Marx and Venus titled Bedroom Therapy, for SBS TV. Elena was commissioned by State Theatre Company to write a play for State Theatre Company’s 2016 education program. The result is Gorgon, which will toured extensively throughout South Australia, following a season at The Space Theatre.
Elena Carapetis’ credentials as a playwright came later in her career; she has long been an on-stage favourite at State Theatre Company of South Australia, recently appearing in Machu Picchu. Her other acting credits for State Theatre Company include Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Othello, Between Two Waves our 2014 State Umbrella production, The Comedy of Errors, Features of Blown Youth, Uncle Vanya, Hot Fudge, Central Park West, and The Things We Do For Love. She hopes to continue her career as actor / playwright for a long time to come.
|THE GOOD SON by Elena Carapetis
|GORGON by Elena Carapetis
|THE GODS OF STRANGERS by Elena Carapetis