AUTHOR. PLAYWRIGHT. SCREENWRITER.

Elinor Teele
Photo Credit: Lindsay Welch

1/2 Brit and 1/2 Yankee, Elinor currently resides in New England. In 1992, she immigrated with her family to the South Island of New Zealand and lived there for eight years. She still considers it a beloved homeland.

In 2000, Elinor took a (very) slow plane to England for doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge. She explored the Old English Riddles—lyrical poems in the language of Beowulf. She graduated with a PhD in 2005.

Her work includes books, plays, and films, as well as poems, short stories, and travel writing.

 

COPYWRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER

Tower and WaterTo earn her daily bread, Elinor is a freelance copywriter at Squam Creative Services. Over the years, she has helped to create multiple websites and marketing pieces, including a range of higher education projects. When she’s not at her desk, she is also a photographer. Her work has been recognized by:

  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
  • Essex National Heritage Photo Contest
  • Red Cedar Review
  • Brink Magazine

Visit her photo gallery at Squam Creative Services.

 

ACTOR & DIRECTOR

Elinor is an alumna of Shakespeare & Company’s month-long intensive and acts in the Massachusetts area. She also directs (e.g. Studs Terkel’s American Century). In the past, she has appeared as:

  • Viola in Twelfth Night
  • Isabella in Measure for Measure
  • Trinculo in The Tempest
  • Suzanna in Becky Shaw
  • Meg in Leading Ladies
  • Leroy in The Bad Seed
  • Ruth in Blithe Spirit