Logan Ellis is a director and producer of theater from Kent, Washington. Logan is currently a third-year MFA Directing candidate at the Yale School of Drama.
At Yale, Logan directed the Tom Waits opera Alice, Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 3 , and blues for miss lucille by Audley Puglisi. He also directed Walt McGough’s Non-Player Character at Yale Cabaret and assisted Kenny Leon on Good Faith at Yale Repertory Theatre. In the Carlotta Festival of New Plays, he will direct The Shift by Margaret E. Douglas.
Logan is the Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Theatre Battery in Kent, Washington. Theatre Battery produces plays for social justice and practices radical hospitality, offering free admissions for all programming. Directing credits at Theatre Battery include We Are Pussy Riot, or Everything Is P.R. by Barbara Hammond; Hooded or Being Black for Dummies by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm; A Maze by Rob Handel; and Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge. His producing work at the company includes the American premiere of Eiko Kadono’s Kiki’s Delivery Service, developmental readings of new work by local playwrights, 24-hour play festivals, an acting lab, and workshop productions of Benjamin Benne’s Alma (or #nowall) and Danielle Alexis Nicole Mitchell’s Shame.
Prior to Yale, Logan served as the Producer in Residence at Magic Theatre and the Literary Manager of Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco. Freelance directing credits in the Bay Area include The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid (Marin Theatre Company); The Firefly Project, IVANKA (Magic Theatre); Water by the Spoonful (Dirty Hands Ensemble); Year of the Rooster (Impact Theatre); dark play or stories for boys (Do It Live!), Nanay’s Lullaby (Bindlestiff Studio); and Homeless in the Afterlife (University of San Francisco). Logan has assisted directors including Loretta Greco, Daniella Topol, Carey Perloff, Jon Tracy, Jasson Minadakis, and Jonathan Moscone. Logan also played viola in the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony under conductor Dawn Harms.
Logan received a B.A. in drama from Ithaca College, where he directed Fat Pig and Far Away. He is also a graduate of Green River Community College and Kent-Meridian High School.