Ellen Peterson is a playwright, actor, teacher, and dramaturge. Her most recent plays, The Brink and The Eight Tiny Reindeer of the Apocalypse premiered at Prairie Theatre Exchange and Theatre Projects Manitoba respectively. Other plays include Branta Canadensis, Learning to Drive, and The Blanket Show. A member of the PTE Playwrights’ Unit, Ellen also serves as dramaturge for the Manitoba Association of Playwright’s Open Door. She teaches at MTYP and with the Manitoba Arts Council’s ArtSmarts program.As an actor Ellen has appeared on every stage in Winnipeg and most of the school gyms in Manitoba. Ellen lives with her family in north Winnipeg. Well, technically it’s West Kildonan. It’s complicated.