The Project: To take "Now That She's Gone" to the Edinburgh, Scotland, Fringe Festival in August of 2011 for its European premiere!
I wrote my show, "Now That She's Gone" to both entertain, heal families and help spread the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) through theater.
An already popular show in the U.S., NTSG garners standing ovations whether it's been for audiences in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Minneapolis or Bismarck, North Dakota.
“Now That She’s Gone” is a solo show that has something for everyone even people who HATE solo shows.
Contrast a liberated Viking throw-back daughter, exploring everything on the horizon, with a stoic Norwegian-American mother who sounds like she just got off the boat, and you get a flavor of the NTSG smorgasbord. Full of humor and poignancy, as well as human rights and history, NTSG is universal in its appeal and reaches across age, gender, race, religion, political affiliation and sexual orientation to bring something identifiable to all who see it: how we relate to the most important relationship in our lives… our parents.
This is what others have said about NTSG:
- Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist, political and social activist says, “Ellen has a gift for being serious and funny, making you laugh and understand at the same time… a modern day Stendhal.”
- Riane Eisler, author of “The Chalice and the Blade” says,“Ellen’s play is a must see. Her performance is stupendous! The play is funny, moving…like real life; itcomes from the heart.”
- Nora Dunn, “Saturday Night Live” Alumsays, “Ms. Snortland delivers a poignant and completely original insight into the mother/daughter relationship that is deeply moving, andoften profound."
- Ken Gruberman, 6 time Grammy winner says, “I liked Ellen’s play so much I married her!”
Nominated for a 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, “Now That She’s Gone” was first produced by EMP Theatricals, LLC, at the 2008 NY International Fringe Festival.
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