RECENT NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
The Doll Maker's Gift
EllaRose is the co-bookwriter for the new TYA musical The Doll Maker's Gift which premiered at The Rose Theater in Omaha, NE on February 22, 2019. The show opened to much acclaim and was seen by thousands of Nebraskan 4th - 6th graders. Watch an interview with EllaRose about the show here and read the review here.
Musical Theater Today
EllaRose is a contributing editor to Musical Theater Today 2019: The Anthology of Contemporary Musical Theater. The current volume features a piece she wrote on populism and musical theater as well as a roundtable discussion she facilitated on social justice and musical theater. You can pre-order the book here.
She is also currently hard at work on material for the 2020 edition, to which she is also a contributing editor.
Great Plains Theatre Conference
EllaRose and Brandon James Gwinn's theatrical soundscape experience THE SEANCE MACHINE debuted off-off Broadway at The Tank in 2019 as part of their Obie Award winning season.
In 2020, AFO Solo Shorts commissioned Ella and Brandon to write a digital spin-off called NEMOD Industries Presents Dr. Blau's Seance Machine App: Surround Sound. The series was nominated for a 2021 Drama League Award! Watch it here.
The Seance Machine
Harvard ArtLab Residency
EllaRose spent a week in residence at the Harvard ArtLab in early March 2020 with collaborators Erato A. Kremmyda and Jay Stull. They taught master classes on Horizontal Theatermaking to students and members of the public and also worked on their new musical "The Untitled New Hampshire Project." EllaRose and Jay then returned to "virtual" campus as Guest Artists / Lecturers to teach Making Horizontal Theater in the fall 2020 semester. The course was a production studio and the students made a beautiful show, which you can watch here.
Amplifying Activists Together
EllaRose coordinates weekly phone banks on Fridays at 1 PM with Natasha Sinha and Jay Stull. Callers gather to amplify the work of longtime activists in order to promote progressive change in New York City and State. Read Alisa Solomon's piece in American Theatre to learn more and sign up to join us here.