Speakeasy Storycast #45 — Elissa Laura: Backseat Driver

    Recaps & Reviews August 5th, 2013 By Amy Saidman

    Episode #45 of SpeakeasyDC’s podcast features a story by and conversation with Elissa Laura about a teachable moment with her over-protective father.


    Elissa Laura is a native Washingtonian who loves scuba diving, pugs, exploring new instruments, and Ethiopian food. She will be beginning a masters program in Expressive Arts Therapy this fall in San Francisco. Visit Elissa’s blog at This story, her first on the SpeakeasyDC stage, was turned into a winning film for the “Speakeasy Shorts” competition. Watch all of the films from 2012 competition here. We currently have an open call for applications for teams and storytellers for SpeakeasyShorts 2013. Apply here. Backseat Driver story made into a short film at SpeakeasyShorts 2012 Film Challenge.

    The Backseat Driver from Jon Gann on Vimeo.


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