Founder of Soul Stew and an interdisciplinary working theater artist, poet and dancer. Born in Lowell, MA he developed in the spoken word and street dance communities before completing his BFA in Theater Studies focused on Lighting Design with a minor in Dance. Post grad Elmer went on to work between Boston and New York as a freelance lighting designer and technician in local theaters, off Broadway and at universities. He now teaches dance and lighting as well as producing works and live events as a freelancer within the arts. Elmer now lives at “The Nook” – his creative space in Somerville Massachusetts.