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Playwright ELLEN STRUVE
is a founding member of the Omaha Playwrights Group and is currently the interim artistic director of Shelterbelt Theatre. Struve is a graduate of University of Iowa and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of
Recommended Reading for Girls, which has been performed at the Omaha Community Playhouse (2013) and
Studio Roanoke (2013);
Paid, performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre (2011) and Studio Roanoke (2012);
Mrs Jennings' Sitter, performed at Kokopelli Theatre (2010),
Shelterbelt Theatre (2009), with staged readings at Studio Roanoke (2011)
and the Great Plains Theatre Conference (Mainstaqe Selection, 2008);
Mountain Lion, performed at the Shelterbelt Theatre (2009), with a staged reading at the 2009 Great Plains Theatre Conference (Playlabs Selection, 2009);
and Brown Spots and
Bird Wounds, performed at the 2012 University of Nebraska at Omaha Women by Women Festival, the Independent Actors Theatre (2011), and the Short Women's Play Festival.
Her most recent play is Prince Max's Trewly Awful Trip to the Desolat Interior.
She was a semifinalist for the 2012 Eugene O'Neill National Playwriting Conference, was named 2011 Emerging Female Playwright at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and was a 2011 recipient of the Nebraska Arts Council Artist Fellowship.
She works for the Nebraska Arts Council as the Arts Industry Manager.