Ellen Philips


Ellen Philips Ellen has been a performer since the age of nine. She holds a BA from Villanova University where she was a Theatre Minor and received her MFA in Theatre Performance from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL where she also studied Improvisational Theatre at The Players Workshop of Second City. Ellen has performed at Second City’s Children’s Theatre, the Shoestring Players in South Brunswick, NJ and the 12 Miles West Theatre in Montclair, NJ where she also taught for four years in their Education Program.

What do you enjoy most about working with children?
I love working with kids because it gives me a chance to play and think outside of the box!

Tell me your most rewarding experience working at Small Factory:
As a drama teacher, my biggest reward is seeing a quiet child come out of their shell and leave my class with more confidence than when they came in.

What are your hobbies and interests?
When I am not teaching or performing, I love a good adventure with my two girls and their Dad!  I also find great pleasure in film!  I love watching movies, taking pictures and making photo books!  I also enjoy all kinds of music, with a soft spot for any music written by, sung by or performed by Bruce Springsteen!