Ellen Warkentine is a theatrical multi-instrumentalist composer/performer from Long Beach, CA, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her melodic work references avant-pop, early jazz, and vaudeville; her influences include Kurt Weill, Bjork, and Stephin Merritt. She is a long-time collaborator with the award-winning Four Larks Theatre. She is co-creator and composer of the absurd “fauxpera” LOLPERA, and has written music and musical directed for productions at The Garage Theatre in Long Beach, The Long Beach Playhouse, UCB, and Four Clowns, among others. She is currently at Gallatin NYU receiving an Interdisciplinary MA in music, theatre, and digital ritual. She is a proud teaching artist who has spent 15 years serving communities of LAUSD.