Jennifer Ellison

Adjunct Faculty // Directing, Screenwriting
Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media
Jennifer Ellison

Bio and Research Information

Jen Ellison has been performing, writing and directing in Chicago for nearly 20 years. Her primary focus is developing new comedic work for stage and screen that explores the nature of satire and how comedy reflects our social and political identities. As a resident director at the Second City, Jen has overseen two national touring companies, developed multiple shows for their Outreach and Diversity program, and directed Apes of Wrath for the ETC stage. Other directing credits include Collaboraction, Trap Door Theatre, and The Neo-Futurists (where she is an artistic associate). Jen is a workshop designer for the Second Science Project, an instructor at DePaul University, and a member of the Comedy Writing and Performance faculty at Columbia College Chicago.

Research Area

Directing, Screenwriting

Professional Associations

The Second City, The Neo Futurists, The Second Science Project

Schedule for Fall 2022-2023

Courses Taught at DePaul

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