PRINCE MAX'S TREWLY AWFUL TRIP TO THE DESOLAT INTERIOR

* PLAYPENN Selection 2015

*Great Plains Theatre Conference PlayFest 

*RED THEATER CHICAGO World Premiere 2017

This was an actual trip.  From 1832-1834 Prince Maximilian du Wied traveled up the Missouri River to observe the increasingly imperiled tribes, bringing with him the young Swiss artist Karl Bodmer.  The play follows their wild, anachronistic cross-gender cast journey to the American interior, where they themselves became imperiled several times on a trip that included the following:  people(s), language, guns, art, nature, whiskey, astronomy, coffee and… bears.   It wasn’t easy.

2 f, 1 m

RECOMMENDED READING FOR GIRLS

*O'Neill National Play Conference Semifinalist

*Great Plains Theatre Conference StageWrite Award

 

When Amy comes home to help her mother through a round of chemotherapy during the last phase of her sister's pregnancy, she discovers unexpected guests from her favorite childhood novels.  A farm girl, a mountain girl, an on-again-off-again heiress, and a teen sleuth confound her ideas about their stories, herself, and the people she loves.

7 f 

EPIC

*Great Plains Theatre Conference Commission

Neighborhood Tapestries

 

This community-built work takes the lives of contemporary South Omaha artists through a time bending journey through the ancient Mayan stories of the Popol Vuh in a multi-generational play. EPIC braids time, languages (Q'anjob'al, Spanish and English), and imagery into a transformative message of hope.

13 actors, 2 puppeteers, 1 musician

Shadow puppets designed by Lynn Jeffries.

UNTITLED SERIES #7:

A COMEDY

*Outstanding Comedy and New Script 2016 

Theatre Arts Guild Omaha

 

Artist David Hockney once said, "You can't take a photograph of Hell." Failure, art, divorce, dating, and the internet play their part in snapping that photograph when a small white lie sets off a Rube Goldberg machine of events in this romantic comedy set in Chicago's contemporary art scene. This award-winning comedy  is a hilarious look at what it means to make love, make up and make art.

2 f, 2 m

THE DAIRY MAID-RIGHT

*Mid-America Arts Alliance Artistic Innovation Grant 2018

When co-workers and recent Pioneer High grads, Courtney and David, encounter a child migrant, they have to try to work with and against each other to confront duty to family, the meaning of citizenship and the challenge of compassion in America's Heartland.
 

 
 
 
 

*O'Neill National Play Conference Semifinalist

*Great Plains Theatre Conference StageWrite Award

 

When Amy comes home to help her mother through a round of chemotherapy during the last phase of her sister's pregnancy, she discovers unexpected guests from her favorite childhood novels.  A farm girl, a mountain girl, an on-again-off-again heiress, and a teen sleuth confound her ideas about their stories, herself, and the people she loves.

7 f 

© 2019 Ellen Struve