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.
EllaRose is the co-founder and co-curator (with Brandon James Gwinn) of Tank-aret, a monthly cabaret series at the Tank featuring underrepresented voices in musical theater and cabaret spaces. The series has featured Jen Anaya, Maybe Burke, Sam Kaseta, Winter LaMon, Ellen Winter and many more. EllaRose will showcase a new musical with Melissa Lusk and Rachel Flynn (PATRIARCHY!) in the September 2019 Tank-aret.
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.
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.