Ellen Ritchie


Ellen can be contacted through Playwrights' Studio



Playwrights' Studio

Former Mentored Playwright

Ellen Ritchie

Ellen Ritchie is a Playwright from Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire now based in Glasgow. She was on the 2019/20 MLitt Playwriting and Dramaturgy programme at the university of Glasgow. Her first play Hotdog explores the aftermath of trauma and challenges the notion that 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger'.

Mentoring Programme 2021

Ellen is part of our Mentoring Programme for 2021.

The play Ellen will be developing tells the story of a remote 'ghost piano' operator who interacts with members of the public from their room by playing music on a train station piano that appears to play by magic. The play will explore themes of loneliness, technology, privacy, and the power of the arts to make a connection.

Ellen is mentored by John McCann.

Photograph by Jenny Rose

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