Writer, producer, campaigner

Ellie Keel is an award-winning producer and campaigner. She is the Founder Director of The Women’s Prize for Playwriting, a literary prize and campaign for gender equality among writers for the stage in the UK and Ireland.

Ellie creates critically-acclaimed, fearlessly imaginative theatre and audio productions with her company EKP, often in partnership with organisations including Audible, the Barbican and Southbank Centre. In 2022 she was the youngest producer ever to be shortlisted for Producer of the Year in The Stage Awards. She is a frequent contributor to masterclasses, panel discussions and the media on theatre and wider cultural topics.

In 2017, Ellie collaborated in the founding of Just Like Us, an award-winning LGBT+ youth charity. She is passionate about issues surrounding social justice, inclusivity and access to art and culture. 

Ellie studied German and Italian at Brasenose College, Oxford, spending a year in Berlin and Milan. She now lives in East London and in her spare time enjoys road cycling, fitness, literature and films.

Her debut novel, The Four, will be published by HarperCollins in Spring 2024.