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EllaRose Chary

ELLAROSE CHARY

  

Nationality:    USA
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EllaRose Chary is an award-winning writer, performer, dramaturg and activist based in New York City. She is a member of the 2014 Uncharted Residency at Ars Nova, a Finalist for the 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting/Screenwriting Fellowship, and a winner of the Weston Award for Musical Theatre. Her lyrics for MARRYING ME, a new musical in Malaysia, were nominated for the 2014 BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, and MARRYING ME won the Audience Choice Award. She has worked with Playwrights Horizons, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks, the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre and Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, among others. She holds a B.A. with Honors from Brown University and an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She is a proud member of ASCAP and the Dramatist's Guild. She is the R and D Group Coordinator at The Civilians. Additionally, EllaRose is a founding member of Bastard Playground, a space for artists across disciplines to develop new work, currently in residence at The Drama League. She has contributed material to a variety of feminist and politically engaged projects including WE ARE THEATRE, THE BIRDS AND THE BEES: UNABRIDGED, and The Civilians' OCCUPY YOUR MIND, as well as serving as dramaturg on QUEERING HISTORY and NOT JUST ANOTHER COMING OUT STORY (written/directed by Maggie Keenan-Bolger in conjunction with Green Chimneys. She has served as a panelist on the Brooklyn Arts Council Grant committee and moderated the New Musicals Now Panel as part of Tisch School of the Arts' DramaTalk series. EllaRose's work has been featured nationally and internationally including at Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, NYMF, Cherry Lane Theatre, Irondale Center, West End Theatre (Prospect Theater Company), Judson Memorial Church, New York Theatre Barn in the D-Lounge, LezCab (The Duplex), The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, ACT Theatre New Voices (Seattle), Hayswood Theatre, BoarsHead Theater, penangpac (Malaysia), and the Slide Cabaret Festival in Sydney, Australia. An excerpt of her new play THE LAKE AND THE MILL was featured in the international zine Local Tongue in January 2014.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Be The Death Of Me         Birds and the Birds Unabridged         Burn The Past         Comment On This         Coventry         Daguerreotype         Endless Summer         Every Other Weekend And Tuesdays         Greenbelt, The         Left To Our Own Devices         Marrying Me         Moon Mary         Ms. Teachfora Merica         Names         Occupy Your Mind         Part Of The Family         Sidney D Crosier: An Unfinished Portrait         Things I Don't Say, The         We Are Theatre         Welcome To The Corn Palace



Be The Death Of Me

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Birds and the Birds Unabridged

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Burn The Past

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Set in Berlin in 1933, this is the story of a small-business owning family trying to survive in a tough economy. Meanwhile, their lazy brother is suddenly a rising political star. When estranged sister Paula returns from Vienna after many years, she quickly finds that her family and her city are not quite how she left them. Weaving fact and fiction, BURN THE PAST imagines a world where the unthinkable may not just be happening in your backyard, but in your own family, and asks what do you do if it is?

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Book and Lyrics by EllaRose Chary, Music by Erato A. Kremmyda. Conceived with creative producer John Emmett O'Brien and director Mark J. Schneider.

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Comment On This

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Boarshead Theater, Lansing, MI     2007

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Coventry

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Music by Jess Glover; lyrics and book by EllaRose Chary

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Equity reading at NYU     2010

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Daguerreotype

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Endless Summer

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The sun is exploding sometime next week. Summer has left her sort-of boyfriend Seth to maybe be with Jillian, a radical feminist who can't build a fire. How do you navigate something that feels like the end of the world in the face of actual apocalypse? ENDLESS SUMMER is a collection of impulses and outbursts, an experiment in monologues, a series of questions, and a rumination on polar bears.

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Every Other Weekend And Tuesdays

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Short Play Lab, Roy Arias Studio, New York     2010

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Greenbelt, The

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Twenty Four Hour Theater Festival, Tip My Cup, New York     2010

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Left To Our Own Devices

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t is a high energy, pop/rock dance musical for young audiences and performers. When a group of kids stand to lose their favorite hang out, they must "out play" an army of digital Celebri-monsters to save the day! Featuring an infectious score, cool dancing, and parts for kids of all ages, this is a show about what happens when we kids are LEFT TO OUR OWN DEVICES.

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Book by EllaRose Chary, Songs by Stephanie Salzman. DEVICES is featured in the NAMT Jukebox and was a 2012 Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival Finalist.

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Marrying Me

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With everyone around her tying the knot, ambitiously, single Stephanie just wants to say "I don't." But her mother and meddling aunt have other ideas. As tragedy looms, Stephanie is forced to turn to an old flame to make her mother's "dying" wish come true. Directed by Christopher Ling, and commissioned by penangpac and KLPAC, MARRYING ME is a contemporary Malaysian musical with a traditional musical theatre feel.

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Book by Mark Beau DeSilva, Lyrics by EllaRose Chary, Music by Onn San

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Moon Mary

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Music by Jon Russ; lyrics and book by EllaRose Chary; Angela Thurston

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Brown University Mainstage season     2005

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Ms. Teachfora Merica

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part of Standardized! - Ensemble devised 30-minute melodrama about the education system in the United States; created as part of the San Francisco Mime Troupe Summer Workshop, 2011. EllaRose co-wrote and played "MS. TEACHFORA MERICA"

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Names

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Young a young 20th Century Korean immigrant finds herself on Ellis Island in the 19th Century. She gets involved with another woman anxious to get into the USA

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Music by Sooyeon Lee; lyrics and book by EllaRose Chary. Selections from NAMES have been performed at NYTB in the D-Lounge.

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Occupy Your Mind

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Part Of The Family

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Chicago, the 1880s. Abigail sits in a daguerreotypist's studio having her portrait made. As she waits for the image to take, she flashes back to the moments in her life that have brought her here and which explain why this portrait is so important to her. Over the course of her sitting, she develops a relationship with the slightly crazy, well-intentioned daguerreotypist, Nathaniel, and this relationship allows her to hold on to her purpose when her fears begin to catch up with her.

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Book and Lyrics by EllaRose Chary, Music by Sooyeon Lee. A short version of this piece, called THE DAGUERREOTYPE, was produced as part of Prospect Theater Company's PORTRAITS in February 2013. EllaRose and Sooyeon are currently developing the show into a full-length musical.

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Sidney D Crosier: An Unfinished Portrait

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a play about the life of Harrison County Impressionist artist Sidney D. Crosier. Crosier lived from 1858 - 1930, and might have been considered one of the great Midwestern visual artists if life hadn't gotten in the way. 100 years after his heyday, this is the untold story of a brilliant painter whose work was often overshadowed by his personal demons, and who died in obscurity despite his talent.

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Things I Don't Say, The

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New York Theater in the D-Lounge     2011

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We Are Theatre

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In September 2012, EllaRose contributed a song (composer: Erato A. Kremmyda) to WE ARE THEATRE at Cherry Lane Theatre, at theatrical happening speaking out against sexism in theatre. The event was produced by the Guerilla Girls on Tour! in conjunction with the grassroots movement 50/50 in 2020 and the Women's Initiative of the Dramatists Guild.

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Welcome To The Corn Palace

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Music by Sooyeon Lee; lyrics and book by EllaRose Chary

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Equity reading at NYU     2009

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