is a writer and producer based out of Los Angeles.
Ellen's work focuses on themes like:
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.
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.
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.
In the summer of 2018
ellen relocated to Los Angeles where she now works as a Script Analyst.
Ellen and her best friend lauren
decided they wanted to make 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.
Ellen is a founding member of The Barelight bears,
A weekly writer’s group for people who search in the darkest corners for the lightswitch.