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Ellen McLaughlin


"...is a dramatist of courage, intelligence, wit and lyricism"
- Tony Kushner

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Ellen McLaughlin


"...is a dramatist of courage, intelligence, wit and lyricism"
- Tony Kushner

An award-winning playwright

whose plays have received numerous national and international productions, including Days and Nights Within, A Narrow Bed, Infinity’s House, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, Tongue of a Bird, The Trojan Women, Helen, The Persians and Oedipus, and most recently, the critically acclaimed Septimus and Clarissa.

AN ACTOR

who has worked on and Off Broadway as well as extensively in regional theater. She is most well known for having originated the part of the Angel in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, appearing in every U.S. production from its earliest workshops through its Broadway run.

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In the News


In the News


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her work


Strongly influenced by the Greek dramatists, Ellen has written numerous adaptations and plays inspired by their work.

her work


Strongly influenced by the Greek dramatists, Ellen has written numerous adaptations and plays inspired by their work.

Grants and awards include: Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting, Great American Play Contest, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the NEA, the Writer's Award from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, the Berilla Kerr Award for playwrighting. T.C.G./Fox Residency Grant -- for Ajax in Iraq, written for the A.R.T. Institute.

Producers include: the Public Theater, The National Actors' Theater and New York Theater Workshop in NYC, Actors' Theater of Louisville, The Actors' Gang L.A., Classic Stage Co., N.Y., The Intiman Theater, Seattle, Almeida Theater, London, The Mark Taper Forum, L.A., The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Getty Villa, California., and The Guthrie Theater, Minnesota, among other venues.

She has taught playwriting at Barnard College since 1995. Other teaching posts include Breadloaf School of English, Yale Drama School and Princeton University, among others.

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From Ellen's Pen


Journal entries, essays, speeches, and other writings

From Ellen's Pen


Journal entries, essays, speeches, and other writings