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Elly Green on stage.

Elly Green

Elly Green.

Elly is a freelance director, originally from the UK, who has been working in Chicago since 2012. She directed The Night Season by Rebecca Lenkiewicz in season 29, and previously worked with Strawdog on After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber (based on the Strindberg).

Other directing credits include: The Distance (Haven Theatre), No More Sad Things (Sideshow Theatre), The Woman Before (Trap Door), Rabbit (Stage Left — Jeff Nominated Best Director), Happy (Redtwist), Unwilling and Hostile Instruments (Theatre Seven), and The Tomkat Project (Playground Theatre & NY Fringe). Elly was assistant director on Henry V (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre) and Proof (Court Theatre). She is also an artistic associate with Sideshow Theatre and Stage Left Theatre.

Elly originally trained in London on the MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck College. Her UK directing credits include: Our Country’s Good, My Balloon Beats Your Astronaut, Beyond Therapy, About Tommy, Copenhagen, Skylight, The Beach, and The Zoo Story.

For more information, see

Strawdog Creative Team

The Effect (Season 32)

PIllars of the Community (Season 30)

The Night Season (Season 29)

After Miss Julie (Season 28)