Elysia Segal is a New York-based actress, playwright, singer and voiceover artist. Born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Orlando, FL, she worked at Walt Disney World as a character performer for a number of years before deciding to pursue acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
While there, she studied acting at the Stella Adler Studio, as well as musical theatre and film/television technique from other studios at the university. She also had the opportunity to study with the Abbey Theater in Dublin, Ireland.
Since then, Elysia has performed in numerous musicals, films and workshops, including starring in the feature film Winter Slides. She is a member of Actors' Equity, SAG-AFTRA, and the Dramatists Guild of America, and currently serves as the Vice President of the International Museum Theatre Alliance.
She has also researched, written and portrayed a number of historical characters and created educational family shows for cultural organizations including the New York Transit Museum, New-York Historical Society and Daughters of the American Revolution. Her performance topics range from how the New York subway uses electricity, a digital theatrical gaming adventure, and even an Epic Rap Battle about weather preparedness and sustainability!
Elysia currently serves as the Lead Teaching Artist at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City where she creates and performs interactive theatrical experiences for visitors. She is also the Project Director for their NEH grant-funded program Crossing the Line, in which she works with teens in underserved communities to create their own performance pieces using primary sources on themes such as the Space Race and the Vietnam War.
She has also adapted her love of historical interpretation outside of the museum world through her involvement in the historical singing duo, the Revolutionary Warblers.
Random Fun Facts:
- She won first place at the INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair and has a main-belt asteroid named after her.
- Elysia has grapheme-color synesthesia and chromesthesia, a neurological phenomenon which allow her to experience letters, numbers and sounds as colors.
- She loves to bake and is a huge sci-fi geek!