WHAT WE DO
After meeting at the theater program at Cornish College of the Arts, they quickly became best friends and artistic collaborators. Along with some classmates, they formed an arts collective that focused on new work that pushed the boundaries of form and content. After many years of working both together and apart across the US, they reunited in Los Angeles and founded chap.three in the Fall of 2017.
Lauren Currie is a producer and director based in Los Angeles, CA. After graduating from Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in directing, she joined boom!, an experimental arts collective, as a founding company member. While working with boom!, Lauren helmed development and directed numerous original plays and performance art pieces in Seattle, and developed productions around the US for the Boulder, New York, Santa Cruz, and Seattle Fringe Festivals. After relocating to Los Angeles, she moved into creative production for short films, digital content, branding, and creative non-profits. She co-founded chap.three in 2017 with best friend and longtime collaborator Ellen Steves, with the mission to spotlight work by women creatives.
Ellen is a writer and producer based out of LA. A founding company member of boom! theater company from 2009 to 2017, Ellen toured the country as an interdisciplinary performance artist, creating work that pushed boundaries in both content and form. A 2017 graduate from Columbia University with her MFA in Playwriting, Ellen now works as a Script Analyst for Coverfly. She also runs a weekly writer's group, The Barelight Bears.