Ellen Fenster, Director of Chicago Avenue Project

Ellen Fenster has been with Pillsbury House Theater since 2001, working as a Breaking Ice actor and director, teaching artist and main stage assistant director. She is currently the director of PH+T’s Chicago Avenue Project. Ellen has been an artistic associate with the Illusion theater for the last ten years where she curates the annual Lights Up! Series, a presentation of new work by young and emerging artists. Recent directing credits include Sea Marks and Burn This with Gremlin theater and Proof with the Phoenix Theater Project. Ellen enjoys her work as a teaching artist around the Twin Cities, she is currently the director of the South High Theater Program. Other recent education projects include directing Our Town at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts and choreographing West Side Story at theater e3, a summer theater institute for children where Ellen has served as the creative movement teacher and choreographer on 11 musicals. Ellen feels honored and blessed to work with the people at PH+T and considers it her artistic home.


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