IN THE PRESS
“NOBODY GETS PAID" gives jazz a funny, touching and clear voice. The dialogue from playwright Ellen Struve is rich in shading and layers.
If you love jazz, and certainly if you play it, you will likely appreciate this play's humor and honesty. If you are a nonfan like me, you may even appreciate jazz itself
What Ellen Struve stirs up with RECOMMENDED READING FOR GIRLS is clever, funny and surprisingly moving.
BOB FISCHBACK, OMAHA WORLD HERALD
script and interesting, multidimensional characters — make this one a winner. Every seat was filled Thursday night, and there was hardly a moment when the theater was
void of laughter.
UNTITLED SERIES #7:
BETSIE FREEMAN, OMAHA WORLD HERALD
THE DAIRY MAID-RIGHT
All in all, I kept forgetting that I was in a theater. Instead, I felt like I was in a (not so) fictional small town in Nebraska, with these people as they struggled, and laughed and connected. This is a play that I believe everyone should go see. No matter your viewpoint, I think you will find the characters compelling and honest, and the show itself filled with both heart wrenching and comedic moments.
THE ROANOKE TIMES
AMY SCHWEID, OMAHA READER
Ellen Struve’s plays include Recommended Reading for Girls published by PlayScripts Inc. (O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist, GPTC Stage Write Award), Prince Max’s Trewly Awful Trip to the Desolat Interior (selected for the 2015 PlayPenn Playwrights’ Conference, Great Plains Theatre Conference PlayFest Production), EPIC (GPTC PlayFest Production), The Octopus Play (EST/Sloan Commission), The Dairy Maid-Right (Mid-America Arts Alliance Artistic Innovation Grant), Untitled Series #7 (Theatre Arts Guild Best Comedy), among others. She is a Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellow and WhyArts Resident Artist. She has degrees from University of Iowa and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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