Artist Bios

Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom

Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom

(Bio as of March 2022)

Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom creates Fairy Tales for Sun-Kissed Women, a whimsical anthology of short stories and immersive audiobooks. A mixed-media artist, writer, and intuitive healer. She is a member of The Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit and the recipient of the Chicago Dramatists Tutterow Fellowship. Mallory’s play, Cephianne’s Reflection, was a finalist for the National Playwrights Conference. A Laying on of Hands was featured in The Story Theatre’s New Play Festival. Her witchy fable, Once in a Bleu Moon, was showcased by Sideshow Theatre in the House Party series and by The Athena Project as a part of the Read and Rant series. The Bright Light of the Soul was workshopped by The New Coordinates Theatre. Mallory is a contributing playwright to The Refracted Theatre Company’s podcast, The Swell. She is an artistic associate of Sideshow Theatre. Mallory was hailed as a “craftsman of the English language” by Windy City Reviews for her debut novel, Reasons for Being. She has guest lectured at the University of California-Davis and Illinois Humanities. Her artwork has been exhibited at The Freedom and Movement Gallery and The Breathing Room. For more information about this multifaceted artist visit her at MalloryBackstrom.com or @FairyTalesForSunKissedWomen