"IS THE PIPELINE A PIPE DREAM FOR EMERGING WOMEN MUSICAL THEATER WRITERS?" - by EllaRose Chary - The Lilly Awards
Press About EllaRose's Work:
EllaRose is an award-winning New York based writer. She is currently working on COTTON CANDY AND COCAINE (Ars Nova Uncharted), QUEER. PEOPLE. TIME. (Dramatists Guild Fellowship), PATRIETTES (The Tank’s TV Writing Program) and Untitled Anarchist Play (The Civilians’ R & D Group). Her other projects include the Malaysian musical MARRYING ME (BOH Cameronian Arts Award Winner), SIDNEY D. CROSIER: AN UNFINISHED PORTRAIT (Hayswood Theater), THE DAGUERREOTYPE (Prospect Theater), and CROSSROADS, a commission for Indiana’s Bicentennial. Learn more about EllaRose's work with frequent collaborator Brandon James Gwinn at www.brandonandella.com.
She has contributed material to a variety of feminist and politically engaged projects, including BE THE DEATH OF ME and OCCUPY YOUR MIND (The Civilians), WE ARE THEATRE! (Cherry Lane Theatre), BY THE NUMBERS (Prospect Theater), RULE OF 7X7: The Lady Edition! (The Tank) and THE BIRDS AND THE BEES: UNABRIDGED (Honest Accomplice Theater). She recently co-curated The Civillians' LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU: ANARCHY! Cabaret at Joe's Pub.
EllaRose also has experience working on scripted and devised work with and for children and youth. This work includes dramaturging multiple shows with homeless LGBTQIA youth in New York City, helping Malaysian children write and perform their own holiday show, leading writing and performance workshops to empower teenage girls with Eleusis Collective in Rutland, Vermont, judging BoarsHead Theatre Company's Young Playwrights Project, and teaching students in Providence, RI community centers to write and perform their own plays.
EllaRose is a 2015-16 Dramatists Guild Fellow and an alum of Ars Nova’s Uncharted Residency and The Civilians’ R & D Group. She is a founding member of Bastard Playground in residence at the Drama League. She is a NYFA Fellowship Playwriting/Screenwriting Finalist, a winner of the Weston Award for musical theater, and a proud member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild. BA: Brown University; MFA: NYU Tisch