Creative Team

ellarose chary

ELLAROSE CHARY (Co-Writer) is an award-winning New York based writer and an advocate for inclusion in media. Credits include Cotton Candy and Cocaine (Theater C), TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix (Rhinebeck Writers Retreat; The Tank), Patchwork (Prospect Theater Commission), Queer. People. Time. (Catwalk Residency), The Lorikeet (The Flea Theater Commission), The Doll Maker’s Gift (The Rose Theater), 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), and The Civilians’ Lobby Projects at City Center Encores! Off-Center). EllaRose is an 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), Theatre Arts Guild Nominee (Outstanding New Work), 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.

brandon james


BRANDON JAMES GWINN (Co-Writer) is the composer and co-lyricist of TL;DR. THELMA LOUISE; DYKE REMIX (Rhinebeck Writer’s Residency, The Tank), THE THINGS I DON'T SAY, COTTON CANDY & COCAINE (Theatre C), QUEER.PEOPLE.TIME. (Dramatist Guild Fellowship), and UNDERWEAR: A SPACE MUSICAL (2008 New York International Fringe Festival, 2012 American College Theatre Festival). His music and lyrics for MATCHMAKER MATCHMAKER, I’M WILLING TO SETTLE premiered at the American Repertory Theatre in Boston and the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival. He wrote songs for The Civilian’s Lobby Project musicals before (and based on interviews about) the City Center Off-Center productions of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD and WORKING. Brandon is also the composer and co-lyricist of the New York Theatre Barn Commission SMALL TOWN STORY which received the National Alliance of Musical Theatre Writer's Residency Grant, was a finalist for the Richard Rodgers award, was featured in the Village Theatre New Musicals Festival in Seattle, and received its World Premiere at American Theatre Group in Spring 2018. He has been an artist in residence at Ars Nova and was a 2015-2016 Dramatists Guild Fellow. Proud NARAS Grammy Voter and ASCAP Member. MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

julia sears

JULIA SEARS (Director) Shakespeare in Love (Opera House Arts), Hamlet (The Horse in Motion) Bullet Catchers (Clutch Productions), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Opera House Arts), Unequilibrium (HERE Arts), The Life Model (On The Boards), Artaud Artaud (Signature Theatre), Kit & Dabney (Live Source @ La MaMa), Three Sisters (Barn Arts Collective), The Human Incubator (The World Egg), Liliya, Wives Tale (Exquisite Corpse Company), Bitch: A Play About Antigone (Capital Fringe Festival). She is a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers and a resident artist with Exquisite Corpse Company. In addition, she works as an intimacy and fight director. She has trained with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Shakespeare Library, American Shakespeare Center, Synetic Theatre, The Shakespeare Forum and is graduate of the University of Washington.



Annie Garrett-Larsen is an NYC based lighting designer. Select design credits: The Seagull (Cleveland Play House), Virgin (Ars Nova), A Shared Evening of Dance (HERE Arts Center), Spring Awakening, And Then There Were None & Assassins (The Secret Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New York Shakespeare Exchange), Cabaret (The Gallery Players), Hell is You (Alchemical Studios), CRACKED (Theatre at 14th St. Y), Sexy Laundry (Peterborough Players), Hi, Are You Single?(Cleveland Play House), MAIDS & These Young Men and Women (Fisher Center for the Performing Arts), and How to Eat the Thing that Eats You  (Dixon Place). She holds a BA from Bard College.

Susannah hyde

Susannah Hyde is a New York-based set designer and graduate of Yale University. Most recently, she served as the Scene Design Supervisor at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Select design credits include: Single Rider (Off-Broadway), Queen (Off-Off Broadway), #yourmemorial and Mary Stuart (NYC), Orlando, Damsels, and Blue Ridge (Williamstown), Too Heavy For Your Pocket and Sassy Mamas (Hattiloo Theatre, TN). Other assistant/associate credits include: Hadestown (Broadway), Hurricane Diane, The Climb and We Are The Tigers (Off Broadway), Tell Me I’m Not Crazy, Dangerous House, and Moscow, Moscow… (Williamstown). 

Juliana Spínola Marcili is an actress, theatre pedagogue and director. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Artistic Education with a specialization in Performing Arts from the Universidade de Sao Paulo (BRA) with an awarded academic exchange in Dramatic Literature and Theater by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (MEX). She is also a member of the Mexican company Bardo Teatro and director of the international project Moksha Moving Art. Recently, Juliana participated as a panelist in the UNFIX New York Theater/Dance Festival (NY); represented Brazil in the International Project Rags of Memory/Performazioni Festival with Instabili Vaganti (Italy), in the 7th Festival Mujeres en Escena (Argentina), in the 2nd Congress Cuerpo, Territorio y Violencia en America Latina (CIALC/UNAM, Mexico) and in the 1st Coloquio Latinoamericano de investigación y practicas en la danza – VISCESC (INBA/CDMX, Mexico). She was awarded with scholarships at Caleidos Cia. De dança (BRA) and 7th Festival Danza Extrema (MEX). She had worked with international artists and companies such as Instabili Vaganti (ITA), Alberto Villarreal (MEX), Teatro da Vertigem (BRA), Lot Meijers (HOL), La Pocha Nostra (MEX-EUA), Raúl Iaiza (POL) and had presented shows in Europe, US and Latin-America. As a theater pedagogue, Juliana is constantly teaching courses and workshops about theater-dance, body expression and theater in schools and cultural centers. The artist works in the intersection of artistic languages and participates constantly as intern/invite in festivals, congress and art events.

Juliana spinola marcili

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