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Arianna Rose is a professional Playwright, Musical Theatre Writer, Dramaturg, Visual Artist and Educator. She is the recipient of the MAC Song of the Year Award,  the York Theatre NEO Award,  and various best play/playwright awards from Theatre Odyssey, Tree City Playhouse, Mixing It Up Productions, the Know Theatre, Studio 1 Theatre, South Baldwin Theatre, Veterans Repertory Theatre and Clocktower Theatre Company.  Her plays and musicals have been presented to date in twenty-seven states and seven countries.  She was selected 4 years in a row for Theatre Lab at FAU’s New Works Festival readings, 3 years in a row for Theatre Three’s One-Act Play Festival, and selected twice for Theatre Odyssey’s Ten-Minute Play Festival, winning best play there for FAMILY BY NUMBERS. Arianna was a 2020 finalist for the Edward Kleban Lyric Writing Award. She was one of the three finalists for the 2020 Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing in the UK, which included a production of her one-act version of Touch The Moon at The Windsor Fringe Festival. 

Arianna is an Adjunct Theatre Professor at Broward College and was awarded Adjunct Professor of the Year for 2022-2023.  M.F.A., NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program; B.A. in Theatre from Bucknell University; BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop.  A proud member of ASCAP, Literary Managers & Dramaturges of the Americas, Musicians Local 802, SEIU, New Play Exchange, The South Florida Theatre League, and the Dramatists Guild of America, where she has served as Regional Ambassador since 2020.  She is the founder and moderator of the Plays on Purpose/Miami New Musicals weekly writers group.

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Meet Kacy Tellessen @kacytellessen 2/3

What does your creative process look like?

I’ve always been a big proponent of the idea that you don’t have to be physically writing to be working on your writing. I’m a terrible runner, but I enjoy it, and on my extended shuffles through the backroads of Spangle, I will be thinking of stories and possible ways that I can tell those stories. Often, I will start with a concept that I want to work with, and then think about it on my run. For my essay that the New York Times published, I started with the idea of following a bullet as it was shot over the city. That was the concept I started with, and then I started rolling it around in my head until I thought I had an idea of how to put that on the page. As far as the actual writing process, you just have to show up every day and see what happens. A strict word count works for me. When I’m in writing mode, It’s a 1000 words a day, come hell or high water.

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Are you a veteran? Are you a visual artist living in the greater Washington DC, NoVA, Prince George/Montgomery, etc. area? Or do you know someone who is? Reach out to us via DM. We'd like to meet you. Cool stuff is afoot. 

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Veterans Repertory Theater is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501c3 organization which exists to produce and collaborate with talented veterans in order to create compelling live theater and events with the goal of re-energizing the live performance arts by adding more veteran voices into the culture. Help us bring more veterans into the live performance arts – please consider donating by clicking below!

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