ELLAROSE CHARY is an award-winning New York based writer. She is currently working on COTTON CANDY AND COCAINE (Ars Nova Uncharted), QUEER. PEOPLE. TIME. (Dramatists Guild Fellowship) and POWER STATE (The Civilians’ R & D Group). Her other projects include the Malaysian musical MARRYING ME (BOH Cameronian Arts Award Winner), PATRIETTES (The Tank’s TV Writing Program), SIDNEY D. CROSIER: AN UNFINISHED PORTRAIT (Hayswood Theater), THE DAGUERREOTYPE (Prospect Theater), and CROSSROADS, a commission for Indiana’s Bicentennial.
She has contributed material to a variety of feminist and politically engaged projects, including BE THE DEATH OF ME and OCCUPY YOUR MIND (The Civilians), WE ARE THEATRE! (Cherry Lane Theatre), BY THE NUMBERS (Prospect Theater) and THE BIRDS AND THE BEES: UNABRIDGED (Honest Accomplice Theater).
EllaRose also has a variety of experience working on scripted and devised work with and for children. This work includes dramaturging multiple shows with homeless LGBTQIA youth in New York City, helping Malaysian youth write and perform their own holiday show, and working with students in Providence, RI community centers to write and perform their own plays. She has also served as a mentor for the BoarsHead Theatre Young Playwrights program.
EllaRose is a 2015-16 Dramatists Guild Fellow and an alum of Ars Nova’s Uncharted Residency and The Civilians’ R & D Group. She is a founding member of Bastard Playground in residence at the Drama League. She is a NYFA Fellowship Playwriting/Screenwriting Finalist, a winner of the Weston Award for musical theater, and a proud member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.
BA: Brown University; MFA: NYU Tisch