Ellen Murray

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Ellen Murray comes to Ōtepoti Dunedin from the United States, where she studied theatre and dance at the University of Southern California. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Otago, studying magical realism and representations of trauma in theatre and performance. She has worked as an actor, producer, director, and choreographer. Outside of theatre, she is a writer and photographer. Her travel writing and creative nonfiction celebrate place-based narratives and traverse themes of trauma and grief. Her work has been featured in Hidden Compass magazine and, most recently, at Tūhura Otago Museum.

Ellen Murray's reviews



14/03/2024 - 24/03/2024

"Choreographing Radical Joy in the Face of Generational Trauma..

Hiding Behind the Mask: Jesters, Jokers, and Clowns


14/03/2024 - 24/03/2024

"From Iago to Arthur Fleck: a History of All Kinds of Masks in Drama..

We, The Outsiders

Wellington, Dunedin

31/01/2024 - 17/03/2024

"Contends with the Responsibility of Staging Real Stories..

"Some stories are happy, some are sad, all are important..

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An Almighty Yes

Wellington, Dunedin

27/02/2024 - 16/03/2024

"A Song and a (Dirty) Dance Make a New Kind of Cancer Narrative in An Almighty Yes..

"Illustrates an attitude, a lesson and a message ..