A member of the PTE Playwrights’ Unit, Ellen’s plays The Brink and The Eight Tiny Reindeer of the Apocalypse premiered at Prairie Theatre Exchange and Theatre Projects Manitoba respectively. The Goose was read at the 2017 Carol Shields Festival of New Works. Other plays include Branta Canadensis, Learning to Drive, and The Blanket Show. As an actor Ellen has appeared on every stage in Winnipeg and in most of the school gyms in Manitoba. Highlights include Marion Bridge (PTE) Over the Tavern (RMTC) and Baloney! (MTYP).
She is currently working on a musical called Best Before set in and around a refrigerator, and an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. When not writing, Ellen teaches theatre and creative writing. Ellen served as dramaturge for the Manitoba Association of Playwrights for eight seasons, and is a graduate of the Theatre program at the University of Winnipeg.