Windy City Times has an interview with Nelsan Ellis.
He talks about his company, The Collective Theatre, and its first production, HooDoo Love, which he directs.
Check it all out here.
Below is an excerpt:
Windy City Times: Hi, Nelsan. Thanks for allowing me to watch you rehearse. What have you directed before this production?
Nelsan Ellis: I directed a play called Ugly that I wrote. My sister was murdered and as a way to sublimate, I wrote that play and directed it. I have directed a few short films but this is only my second time directing.
WCT: How did The Collective Theatre Company come together?
Nelsan Ellis: We all went to high school together and were thespians. We were the theater kids. We all were in plays together and have been friends ever since. Two years ago we went out to dinner and found ourselves in Chicago and just started a theater company. Now it is being realized.