ELLEN FAIREY (Playwright) returns to Goodman Theatre, where her play Support Group for Men appeared in the 2016 New Stages Festival. 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. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ms. Fairey was a writer/producer on Showtime's Nurse Jackie and a co-executive producer on Masters of Sex.