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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

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 "I strive to put characters in my work who are representative of the world I live in or who may be otherized for some reason, but to not have the fact that those characters are 'other' be their defining trait."Curve Magazine

" 'If I were being cynical (which I can be), I might say that [this proliferation] may be due to what my friend and fellow musical writer, EllaRose Chary calls ‘the trickle down equality of white gay men,’' says bookwriter and composer-lyricist Michael R. Jackson." - Playbill

"Mind you, EllaRose (oh my god, so in love with her name!) is no calang-calang (translation: ordinary) lyricist." - PenTAS

"Marrying Me’s music spread – all melodic and catchy – balances well with the show’s witty lyrics." - The Star

"[Connie] Britton said it was difficult for her to choose her favorites, and she was moved to tears watching the videos and appreciating the unique effort that went into each one." - The Hollywood Reporter

"The video is pretty funny; of course, it's a laughter through tears." - Bushwick Daily

Photo Credit: Maria Belford