Adjunct, Playwriter, Theatre Arts
B.A. Carleton College
M.A. Tufts University
Ph.D. (Honorary) Kirovohrad Social-Pedagogical Institute
Professor Eliet is a professional playwright, director, and documentary film maker. He helped found the theatre arts program at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, was one of the founders of the Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, RI, and was the founding artistic director of The Perishable Theatre in Providence, RI. He was the director of the Cleveland Play House Lab Company and Circle In The Square's Acting Ensemble and Suitcase Theatre. His plays have been produced and published in this country and abroad, including translations into German, Ukrainian and Dutch. From 2005 - 2007, he was a Fulbright Scholar, teaching and directing in Kirovohrad, Ukraine.
Recent work includes the plays Children of The Dnipro and Dream Keeper produced at The Perishable Theatre in Providence, RI. Both plays reflected his growing interest in blending his writing with video, music and live action.
His documentary film Holodomor - The Great Ukrainian Famine is included in the state archives of the Kirovohrad Oblast, Ukraine. Surviving My Wife's Breast Cancer was recently broadcast on RI PBS.
- VPT306-A INTRO. TO PLAYWRITING