HERO JOURNEY


Ellen Steves

 

 

is a writer and producer based out of Los Angeles


violence.

Ellen's work focuses on themes like:

 

 

status

manipulation

torture

endurance

domination

 

 


COMPANY

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After Graduating from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle,

ellen and several of her closest collaborators created boom! theater company, a collective of artists focused on the conception, incubation, and production of new work; pushing boundaries in both content and form. 


THE WAREHOUSE

in 2011, boom! turned a warehouse into a performance space and illegal bar. 

they were eventually forced to close their doors in 2013 when they were priced out of the neighborhood.

the theater is now a parking lot for tesla vehicles. so it goes.


THE BIG APPLE

in 2014, boom! decided to relocate to New York City.

 

they took over a brownstone in bed-stuy.

living communally, they turned their home into a rehearsal and performance space, an underground art gallery, and a community staple.  


grad school

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ellen is a 2017 mfa Playwriting graduate from columbia university 

 

she studied with lynn nottage, david henry hwang, chuck mee, and frank pugliese. 

ellen's columbia cohort includes: alix sobler, becca plunkett, aeneas sagar hemphill, steve foglia, callan stout, alex viteri, and matt barbot. 


california girl

In the summer of 2018

ellen and her co-conspirator robert packed up a tiny prius with an absurd amount of books (and one very grumpy cat), and drove across country to los angeles, california. they settled down in echo park where they shop for vintage sunglasses and don't sweat the small stuff.

 


chap.three

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Ellen and her best friend lauren

decided they wanted to create work that focuses on putting women in the spotlight. 

together, they have created chap.three, a company that focuses on telling stories that haven't been seen, from people who haven't been heard.