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Elodie Foray (pronouns: them/they) is a non-binary writer, actor and director. They also improvise and intimacy direct. 

Elodie has been creating for as long as they been able to use their voice and their hands. They grew up in a small village in West Sussex, in a French/English household, with a lot of cats.

They graduated from the University of Sussex in 2014 with a BSc Hons in Neuroscience with Cognitive Science. They are not a scientist, but they will talk to you about bees if you let them.

They have been acting on stage since childhood, with close links with The Archway Theatre and Pitchy Breath Theatre Company. Their experience spans from Shakespeare and Chekhov, to Kae Tempest and Alice Birch, to devised and improvised theatre as well.

Their most recent roles have been Rosalind in As You Like ItHelena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Adriana in A Comedy of Errors. They also recently filmed for Apple TV's Invasion, Series 2.

Elodie has regularly collaborated with The Archway Theatre as a writer. Initially working with their Young Adult's Workshop to devise and create The Mask (2014). Soon after they wrote and directed Hyde (2016), inspired by the novel Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, followed by Confusion by Jane Austen, Aged 9 1/2 (2017), using the many tropes from the works of Jane Austen, which they also directed. After that they wrote and directed Artful Monsters (2018), this time drawing on the true life events that lead to the writing of the now iconic book. Most recently they wrote and directed a faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula (2021).

For the Pitchy Breath Theatre Company they have written Small (2019) a one act two-hander where a star and a speck of dust meet and collide, as well as I Do Not (2022), a large cast comedy about family, love and marriage. Both of these plays were toured around theatres in Sussex.

Other directorial work includes A Love Letter From the Time of Borderism to the Time of Nuclear Fallout (2019) by Tash Collie.

They have also devised the interactive storytelling show Story Skirts with the creative arts company Boogie & Me, with a focus on making engaging content for those with dementia and their families.

Looking to the future, Elodie is continuing to write, direct and act. They will be directing Laura's Wade Colder Than Here in February 2023, at The Archway Theatre. They will also begin their training towards becoming a certified Intimacy Director.

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