Ellen Maddow is a founding member of the Talking Band and has written, composed, and performed in most of its works. Her plays include, The Peripherals (studio album available on iTunes) Panic! Euphoria! Blackout, Flip Side (published in Plays and Playwrights 2010), Delicious Rivers, Painted Snake in a Painted Chair (OBIE Award) and five pieces about the avant-garde housewife, Betty Suffer. She was the composer for the musical Buccaneers, book and lyrics by Liz Duffy Adams, commissioned and performed by the Minneapolis Childrenâ€™s Theatre. She received the Frederick Loewe Award in Musical Theatre, a McKnight Playwriting Fellowship, a NYFA Playwriting Fellowship, NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights, and a New York Theatre.com People of the Year Award. She was a member of the Open Theater, and is an alumnus of New Dramatists.