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Roger Ellis

 
Bio:
ROGER ELLIS is a director-producer who cultivates new interdisciplinary work that explores identity and post-traumatic growth. Selected credits: Nikki Lynette's GET OUT ALIVE at Steppenwolf Theatre LookOut Series (Director/Choreographer, Steppenwolf Theatre LookOut Series); THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
ROGER ELLIS is a director-producer who cultivates new interdisciplinary work that explores identity and post-traumatic growth. Selected credits: Nikki Lynette's GET OUT ALIVE at Steppenwolf Theatre LookOut Series (Director/Choreographer, Steppenwolf Theatre LookOut Series); THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF ... (read complete bio)
 

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Jenifer Foote (Sheila), Roger Ellis (Richie), Juliane Godfrey (Bebe) and Kate Leverin Photo

Jenifer Foote (Sheila), Roger Ellis (Richie), Juliane Godfrey (Bebe) and Kate Levering (Cassie)

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06/24/2014
 

Roger Ellis Biography

ROGER ELLIS is a director-producer who cultivates new interdisciplinary work that explores identity and post-traumatic growth. Selected credits: Nikki Lynette's GET OUT ALIVE at Steppenwolf Theatre LookOut Series (Director/Choreographer, Steppenwolf Theatre LookOut Series); THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Movement Director, Horizon Theatre Company/Aurora Theatre); FUN HOME (Director/Choreographer, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts); THOU SHALT NOT (Director, Gallery Players - Brooklyn); JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Dramaturge, Paramount Theatre); PARADE (Director, Marymount Manhattan College); A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and LaChiusa’s THE WILD PARTY (Director, Pace University); CHICAGO (Assistant Director, Sacramento Music Circus); MAVERICK (Associate Director/Choreographer, NY Workshop); The Light in the Piazza (Movement, Associate Director). MFA Musical Theatre (San Diego State University). SDC (Associate), AEA Member.




Roger Ellis News

NAMT's 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Announces Directors and Music Directors Photo NAMT's 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Announces Directors and Music Directors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's directors and music directors for the 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which returns in person and takes place on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2022, at New World Stages.

Review: GET OUT ALIVE at Haven Chicago Photo Review: GET OUT ALIVE at Haven Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 14, 2022

What did our critic think of GET OUT ALIVE at Haven Chicago? Lynette is not afraid to share the vivid, traumatic details of her life with the audience, including her suicide attempt. While I don’t usually provide content warnings for any theater, the way Lynette recounts some of her past experiences is so raw and so detailed that it feels dangerous. I’m all for theater that presents audiences with the opportunity to become uncomfortable and ask questions, but Lynette pushes the limit. Ultimately, it’s clear that the process of writing and performing GET OUT ALIVE was an invigorating experience for Lynette.

Photos: First Look at Haven's GET OUT ALIVE at The Den Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at Haven's GET OUT ALIVE at The Den Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2022

See first look photos of Nikki Lynette’s multidisciplinary afrogoth musical Get Out Alive, co-directed by Roger Ellis and Lucky Stiff, which features the writer and her personal journey with mental health.

Haven to Present Nikki Lynette's GET OUT ALIVE Photo Haven to Present Nikki Lynette's GET OUT ALIVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

Haven will continue its 2021-22 season with Nikki Lynette’s multidisciplinary afrogoth musical Get Out Alive, co-directed by Roger Ellis and Lucky Stiff, which features the writer and her personal journey with mental health.

Haven to Present Nikki Lynette's GET OUT ALIVE at The Den Theatre Photo Haven to Present Nikki Lynette's GET OUT ALIVE at The Den Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

Haven will continue its 2021-22 season with Nikki Lynette’s multidisciplinary afrogoth musical Get Out Alive, co-directed by Roger Ellis and Lucky Stiff, which features the writer and her personal journey with mental health.

Haven Announces 2021-22 Season at The Den Theatre Photo Haven Announces 2021-22 Season at The Den Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021

Haven has announced its 2021-22 Season, new mission statement and select special programs. The season kicks off this fall with the second annual Rocky Horror Picture Show directed by Haven’s Artistic Director Ian Damont Martin, featuring a screening of the cult-classic film alongside shadowcast performances by some of Chicago favorite actors.

American Music Theatre Project Breaks Virtual Ground With [re:CLICK] 2.0 Photo American Music Theatre Project Breaks Virtual Ground With [re:CLICK] 2.0
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 18, 2021

American Music Theatre Project's experimental web-based production allows audiences to pick an avatar and the version of the show they want to 'play.'.

American Music Theatre Project Announces Final Productions in 15th Anniversary Season Photo American Music Theatre Project Announces Final Productions in 15th Anniversary Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2021

American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University announces the remainder of the 2020-2021 season. The 15th anniversary season concludes with the development of three new music theatre works and the first Capstone Festival featuring works created by senior music theatre students at Northwestern's School of Communication.

School Of Communication To Host Artist-in-Residence Michael R. Jackson Photo School Of Communication To Host Artist-in-Residence Michael R. Jackson
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2021

The School of Communication at Northwestern University will host a virtual residency with Hope Abelson Artist-in-Residence Michael R. Jackson Feb. 15 to March 5. During the residency, Jackson will visit classes, lead workshops for performers, dramatists, composers and lyricists and participate in a free livestream panel discussion at 7 p.m. CST, Thursday, Feb. 25.

UC Davis and Northwestern University Present [re: CLICK], a Digital Drama About Ident Photo UC Davis and Northwestern University Present [re: CLICK], a Digital Drama About Identity Challenges
by Stephi Wild - Dec 5, 2020

'[re: CLICK],' an innovative contemporary drama spotlighting five students who struggle with their identity in the digital age, marks a new collaboration between the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance and the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University.

Roger Ellis Videos

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award¬ģ-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at A CHORUS LINE at Music Circus, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award¬ģ-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek below!