There’s nothing better than a good story…except, perhaps, a good storyteller

Thu, Jan 1 2015


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Playwright. Performer. Perpetually gleeful.

Ellen Chorley cut her teeth in playwriting at 15 years old. It was a valuable lesson in storytelling.

“Write what you know,” she remembers.

She had joined the Citadel Theatre’s Teens at the Turn playwriting program because of her love of theatre and performing. She attempted to write a play about street kids, but in retrospect admits she didn’t know anything about them. “I had a great, happy-go-lucky childhood,” she says. “I didn’t interview anybody—I just thought I knew what I was talking about. It was my angst play. I didn’t know what this world was about—it’s not my experience.”