RECENT NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
2015-16 DG Fellowship
EllaRose and Brandon James Gwinn were named 2015-2016 Dramatist Guild Fellows. They presented material from their new musical Queer. People. Time. at the Fellows Presentation at Playwrights Horizons on September 19, 2016 and were recently featured in the Dramatist Magazine. Learn more at www.brandonandella.com
EllaRose's latest article about gender parity in funding for emerging musical theater writers, "Women Making Musical Theatre: Institutions Hold the Power to Effect Change" was published on HowlRound in October 2017. Read her other piece "Is the Pipeline a Pipe Dream for Emerging Women Musical Theatre Writers" on The Lilly Awards Blog.
TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix
CEREALS @ THE FLEA THEATER
EllaRose is writing book and lyrics for a new serialized children's musical called THE LORIKEET with music by Sooyeon Lee, directed by Eugene Ma. THE LORIKEET was commissioned by The Flea Theater as part of their new CEREALS program. The next performance will be May 12 -20, 2018.
After sold out performances in The Tank's PrideFest summer 2017, TL;DR: THELMA LOUISE; DYKE REMIX was featured at 54 Below as part of "Passing the Bechdel Test" and then had a full concert reading of a new draft at The Tank funded in part by an Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant.
COTTON CANDY AND COCAINE
In September 2017, Theatre C in association with Long Island City artists produced a workshop production of COTTON CANDY AND COCAINE at Plaxall Gallery in Long Island CIty. Read more about it and see the photos here.
The Doll Maker's Gift
EllaRose is the co-bookwriter for the new TYA musical The Doll Maker's Gift premiering at The Rose Theater in Omaha, NE on February 22, 2019. Featuring beautiful original music and an essential story drawn right from history, The Dollmaker’s Gift is an uplifting exploration of what makes humanity great. Learn more on the Rose's website.