EllaRose Chary

EllaRose Chary (she/hers) is an award-winning New York based writer and an advocate for inclusion in media.

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), and the Malaysian musical MARRYING ME (BOH Cameronian Arts Award Winner). Other projects: THE LAKE AND THE MILL (Drama League; Judson; Finalist, Kernodle New Play Award; Great Plains Theatre Conference 2019), SIX MONTHS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE (Harvard Residency), 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), 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

Women Making Musical Theatre
Essay

Women Making Musical Theatre

Institutions Hold the Power to Effect Change

3 October 2017

Women musical theatre writers may exist but do they apply for funding opportunities? EllaRose Chary addresses this question and looks at how that information can be used by institutions to create solutions to support emerging musical theatre writers.