Elisabeth Efua Sutherland (b. 1991, Accra) holds a BA Theatre with a minor in Education Studies from DePauw University (2013) and an MA in Contemporary Performance Making from Brunel University London (2016). She lives and works in Accra, Ghana.
Elisabeth works across theatre and performance but is starting to explore new fields, media, and materials. She is increasingly concerned with interactivity, video, sculpture and texture in making performance/performative objects. She is interested in the way culture can shape identity and development, and in the impact that active cultural curation can potentially have on individual and national attitudes.
In 2016, Elisabeth was an artist in residence at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris as part of a residency organized by 89Plus, co-curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets with Julie Boukobza. For 2017, Elisabeth will be in residence at the Villa Empain in Brussels, and at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, as well as creating for the Accra Theatre Workshop season. She will also be working on the second phase of The Interstice Project (Black Box), which is an expansion of her shipping container studio project. Elisabeth is the Artistic Director of the Accra Theatre Workshop.