Aubrey Elenz is an artist based in New York City and Austin, Texas.
Aubrey has always had a passion for creativity and artistry. Growing up in the Live Music Capitol of the World, Aubrey worked in the music industry as a singer, songwriter and guitar player. She produced her first original album at age 14 and has performed at many iconic venues and events, including the South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits (ACL) music festivals. As a teenager, she was also very active in her theater program at Austin High School, winning three State Championships in the UIL Texas One-Act Play competition.
After high school, Aubrey moved to New York to study Acting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. At NYU, she trained at the Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Stonestreet Film Studios and Conservatory, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London (RADA). She graduated Cum Laude with BFA in Drama and a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Studies.
Since graduating, Aubrey has continued to explore many different forms of artistic expression. She has taken improv classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), participated in many developmental workshops of new plays and musicals, studied with Fiasco Theater Company in their inaugural Shakespeare Conservatory program, launched her own Travel Photography business, spent time in the recording studio, acted in multiple plays and indie films, and further explored her interest in producing original work.
Outside of the arts Aubrey enjoys spelling her name different ways, traveling the world, being in the water, playing with puppies, cheering for the Texas Longhorns, watching The Bachelor, eating queso and drinking margaritas, and doing her nightly crossword puzzle.
FAVORITE PIECES OF ART SHE 'S WORKED ON:
-Producing and Acting in Ranch Water - an indie feature film about women in small town Texas shot outside Austin in November 2020.
-Developing the character of Beth in the World Premiere Production of Sisters on the Ground written by Max Posner and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. Produced by Clubbed Thumb in May 2017.
-Acting in a new darkly comedic play titled Circle of Shit written by Nathan Dennis and directed by Jenna Antoniades. Performed at Dixon Place in March 2019.
-Playing the role of Christine in Harvey's Last Night on the Avenue - an indie short film written by Jack Kyser and Mike Wesolowski and directed by Jack Kyser in March 2017.
-Dancing in the Pre-Production Workshop of Dance Nation written by Clare Barron and directed by Lee Sunday Evans in preparation for the World Premiere production at Playwrights Horizons in June 2017.
-Playing three different roles in a colorful production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by Ilana Khanin at The Brick in July 2016.
FAVORITE PIECES OF ART SHE'S CONSUMED:
-The Star Wars franchise (Film)
-Heroes of the Fourth Turning - written by Will Arbery, directed by Dayna Taymor, produced by Playwrights Horizons, 2019 (Play)
-The Ferryman - written by Jez Butterworth, directed by Sam Mendes, produced on Broadway, 2019 (Play)
-Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Film)
-The Ballad of Songbirds at Snakes - written by Suzanne Collins, part of The Hunger Games franchise (Book)
-A View From the Bridge - written by Arthur Miller, directed by Ivo Van Hove, produced on Broadway, 2016 (Play)
-Station Eleven - written by Emily St. John Mandel (Book)
-The Good Place (TV)
-The Drowned Man - developed by Punchdrunk, produced by the Royal National Theater in London, 2014 (Play)