Writer (click to learn more about Ella below)
Writer (click to learn more about Kristen below)
Composer (click to learn more about Melissa below)
Producer (click to learn more about Anne below)
Producer (click to learn more about Betsy below)
Director (click to learn more about Lara below)
Choreographer (click to learn more about Mary John below)
Editor (click to learn more about Mary below)
EllaRose Chary (Writer/Lyricist) - EllaRose Chary is a member of Ars Nova’s Uncharted residency, a Finalist for the 2013 NYFA Playwriting/Screenwriting Fellowship, and a winner of the Weston Award for Musical Theatre. Her musical MARRYING ME (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre/penangpac) won the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards Audience Choice Award. Other projects include COTTON CANDY AND COCAINE (in development at Ars Nova), SIDNEY D. CROSIER: AN UNFINISHED PORTRAIT (commissioned by Harrison County Arts), LEFT TO OUR OWN DEVICES (NAMT Jukebox, Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival Finalist), THE DAGUERREOTYPE (Prospect Theater, Musical Theatre Factory) and ENDLESS SUMMER (NYFA Estuary). EllaRose has contributed material to BE THE DEATH OF ME and OCCUPY YOUR MIND (The Civilians), WE ARE THEATRE! (Cherry Lane Theatre), and THE BIRDS AND THE BEES: UNABRIDGED (University Settlement). She is a founding member of Bastard Playground, currently in residence at the Drama League, a member of The Tank’s TV Writing Program, and the R and D Group coordinator at The Civilians. She is represented by the Susan Gurman Agency. BA: Brown University; MFA: NYU Tisch.
Anne Troup (Producer/Founder Grover Knows Productions) - Anne is an actor, producer and director based in NYC. Her earliest collaboration with EllaRose Chary and Kristen SaBerre was at Brown University with the production of the Brownbroker’s musical, MOON MARY. Although she did not attend Girls State and has no plans to run for political office, Anne does intend to lead the world with the creation of female focused comedic content.
Kristen SaBerre (Writer) - Kristen SaBerre is a television writer, blogger, editor, and career advisor living in Los Angeles. She is a member of the WGA and freelance writer for VH1s hit scripted drama series Hit the Floor (Kimberly Elise, Dean Cain). Kristen has contributed creatively to and worked in writers rooms on various television pilots and series including ABCs Nashville (Connie Britton, Chip Estin), Missing (Ashley Judd, Sean Bean), and No Ordinary Family (Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz). Her writing portfolio covers a wide scope of projects including women in power, diversity, history, science & medicine, and high concept world building. Before focusing on writing, Kristen worked on the editorial side of many commercials (Volkswagen, Visa, Virgin Australia) and music videos (Beyonce, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). As a career advisor, Kristen is passionate about helping educate those interested in beginning careers in entertainment and writing.
Born in New Orleans and raised in Alabama, Kristen migrated north to attend Brown University with her Girls State teammates EllaRose Chary, Anne Troup, and Betsy Rosenbloom. After college she headed west to embark on her career in Entertainment and has been writing since.
Betsy Rosenbloom (Producer) - Betsy Rosenbloom is a comedy producer and writer. She is the Associate Producer of the upcoming Universal Pictures feature film SISTERS starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and written by Paula Pell. She also wrote and produced the film’s 2nd Unit shoot. Betsy has worked with Director Jason Moore since 2011, starting with the hit movie PITCH PERFECT, continuing through ABC Television’s TROPHY WIFE, and most recently the blockbuster sequel PITCH PERFECT 2. Betsy co-created the concept, wrote the script and co-produced the music video for “Cups” by Anna Kendrick, a platinum single from Pitch Perfect’s chart-topping soundtrack. At ABC Television’s SUPER FUN NIGHT, Betsy created and produced the “Don’t Stop Me Now” music video promotional campaign, as well as additional musical performance numbers and music videos. Previously, Betsy worked with Director Greg Mottola on Aaron Sorkin’s NEWSROOM and Larry David’s CLEAR HISTORY, both at HBO. Prior to that, she worked as a writers’ assistant on several television dramas with alarmingly high ratios of dead bodies to episodes produced.
Betsy has a degree in Anthropology from Brown University and has studied television writing at UCLA and improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Her parents tell her it is still not too late for Med School, though less frequently than they used to.
Originally from a picturesque seaside town in Massachusetts, Betsy now resides in landlocked West Hollywood. She shares her life and her heart with a standard poodle named Bogie.