ELLAROSE CHARY is an award-winning New York based writer. Musicals: COTTON CANDY AND COCAINE (Theater C Workshop), TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix (The Tank PrideFest), PATCHWORK (Prospect Theater Commission; Democracy Prep High School Production), QUEER. PEOPLE. TIME. (Catwalk Residency), THE DOLL MAKER’S GIFT (The Rose Theater), THE LORIKEET (The Flea Theater commission), and the Malaysian musical MARRYING ME (BOH Cameronian Arts Award Winner). Other projects: PATRIETTES (The #Fword Finalist), THE LAKE AND THE MILL (Drama League; Judson; Finalist, Kernodle New Play Award; Great Plains Theatre Conference), DECENT MEN (The Civilians R & D Group) and The Civilians’ SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Lobby Project at City Center (Encores! Off-Center). Her work has been featured at 54 Below and Joe’s Pub. She is currently working on a new project with Rachel Flynn and Melissa Lusk and one with frequent collaborator Brandon James Gwinn and director Emily Maltby.
She is an 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), and was on NYMF’s 2017 Expanding Representations of Gender Identity and Sexuality on Stage panel. She co-curates Tank-aret and is a contributing editor to the Musical Theater Today Anthology. She frequently writes songs for Honest Accomplice Theatre.
EllaRose is an Ars Nova Uncharted resident, Dramatists Guild Fellow, The Civilians R & D Group alum (and former coordinator), NYFA Fellowship Playwriting/Screenwriting Finalist, a BOH Cameronian Arts Award Nominee (Best Lyrics), 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. www.ellarosechary.com and www.brandonandella.com
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