Elena Zucker is a writer for theater, film and television, as well as a theater director and movement specialist. She is a graduate of the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris and received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. She teaches writing, acting and movement at universities around New York City, as well as offering private workshops and writing consultations. She is the artistic director of The Vertical Company, an arts company dedicated to the creation of new work. Selected professional credits include Thread (NYC and Perth, Australia); O Walter, My Walter (NYC, recipient of the Goldberg Award for Playwriting at NYU) and Imaginary Prisons (Edinburgh Fringe, Fringe First Nomination). Other writing/directing work has been seen regionally and internationally.