Artist Bio

Ellen Fairey

(Bio as of May 2018)

Ellen Fairey returns to Goodman Theatre, where her play Support Group for Men appeared in the 2016 New Stages Festival after originally being developed at Ojai Playwrights Conference. She is the author of Graceland, which held its New York premiere as part of Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 series and previously enjoyed an extended six-month run at Chicago’s Profiles Theatre. Graceland was awarded the 2010 Jeff Award for Best New Work and The New York Times named Ms. Fairey one of their “Faces to Watch” for spring 2010. Her first play, Girl 20, was named one of the top 10 plays of 2006 by the Chicago Tribune and nominated for two LA Weekly Theater Awards. Her short plays have been part of Collaboraction’s Sketchbook Festival and Chicago Dramatists Saturday series, as well as Edward Albee’s Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska. Ms. Fairey was a writer/producer on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie and Masters of Sex and is currently a co-executive producer on USA Network’s The Sinner. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.