"THE SEANCE MACHINE REVIEW" - by Holli Harms, Front Row Center
"WOMEN MAKING MUSICAL THEATRE: Institutions Hold The Power to Effect Change" - by EllaRose Chary - HowlRound
"IS THE PIPELINE A PIPE DREAM FOR EMERGING WOMEN MUSICAL THEATER WRITERS?" - by EllaRose Chary - The Lilly Awards
Press About EllaRose's Work:
ELLAROSE CHARY (she/hers) is an award-winning New York based writer and an advocate for inclusion in media. Musicals: TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix (Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Polyphone Festival, O’Neill NMTC Incubator Residency, The Tank), COTTON CANDY AND COCAINE (Theater C), PATCHWORK (Prospect Theater Commission), QUEER. PEOPLE. TIME. (Catwalk Residency), THE LORIKEET (The Flea Theater Commission), THE DOLL MAKER’S GIFT (The Rose Theater, Omaha Entertainment Arts Award and Theatre Arts Guild Outstanding New Work nominee), the Malaysian musical MARRYING ME (BOH Cameronian Arts Award Winner) and THE THINGS I DON'T SAY, a new project with Brandon James Gwinn and director Emily Maltby. Other projects: THE LAKE AND THE MILL (Drama League; Judson; Finalist, Kernodle New Play Award; Great Plains Theatre Conference 2019), The Untitled New Hampshire Project (Harvard ArtLab Resident), PATRIETTES (The #Fword Finalist), THE SEANCE MACHINE (The Tank), and The Civilians’ Lobby Projects at City Center (Encores! Off-Center).
She is an activist and advocate for inclusion in musical theater both on and off stage, and to that end wrote “Is The Pipeline A Pipe Dream For Emerging Women In Musical Theater?” (Lilly Awards Blog), “Women Making Musical Theatre: Institutions Hold the Power to Effect Change” (HowlRound), “’You Might Make A Killing’...If You Don’t Starve First” (Musical Theater Today, Volume 2), "Is It All About Popular? Unpacking Populism in Musical Theater" (Musical Theater Today, Volume 3) was on NYMF’s Expanding Representations of Gender Identity and Sexuality on Stage panel and co-curates Tank-aret. She frequently writes songs for Honest Accomplice Theatre.
EllaRose is a Dramatists Guild Fellow, Ars Nova Uncharted resident, The Civilians R & D Group alum, Musical Theater Today Contributing Editor, NYFA Fellowship Playwriting/Screenwriting Finalist, Kleban Prize Finalist, a BOH Cameronian Arts Award Nominee (Best Lyrics), a New Georges Affiliated Artist, recipient of the Anna Sosenko Grant and a NAMT grant, and a proud member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild. BA: Brown University; MFA: NYU Tisch.
"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