Arianna Rose is an award-winning playwright and musical theatre writer whose works have been produced nationally and internationally in nineteen states and in Canada, England and Germany. 2020 Dramatists Guild Regional Ambassador for the South Florida Region. Arianna is one of four playwrights selected for the Miami-Dade Council of Cultural Affairs 2019-2021 PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM facilitated by playwright Kia Corthron. She won the 2012 MAC Award Song of the Year for “He’s On His Way” with composer Robby Stamper. Her one-act play FAMILY BY NUMBERS has been awarded Best Play in three different one-act play festivals, and received Honorable Mention in the New Plays of Merit 2019 Playwriting; A BIG OCEAN won the Artistic Merit Award in the Know Theatre’s Artists & Playwrights Festival. Selected for the 2020 National Playwrights Retreat in St. Josephs, MO (Date tba due to pandemic). Current finalist, 2020 Florida Festival of New Musicals. She was a 2019-2020 lyricist finalist for the Kleban Award for Musical Theatre. Arianna is a recipient of NYC’s York Theatre NEO (New Emerging Outstanding Writer. Her one act version of TOUCH THE MOON was selected for the prestigious 2020 William Inge Theater Festival New Play Lab, now rescheduled for 2021. She is the founder and moderator of two playwright groups in South Florida.
Full-length plays: TOUCH THE MOON (selected for a staged reading in Fantasy Theatre Factory’s New Year, New Works Play Festival at the Sandrell Rivers Theater in Miami, FL in July 2020); Under development: THE WATCH; THE EQUIVALENT OF SENSATION, A CHANGE OF HEART.
Full-length musicals: THE LOST GIRL with collaborator Ben Bonnema (Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival; Viterbo New Works Festival; current finalist, FLORIDA FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS); GUTTER BALLS, commissioned by Bucknell University Dept. of Theatre and Dance; A CHANGE OF HEART with composer Tom Sivak (in development). One-act musicals: GET THAT MOUSE with Shelly Gartner (Microtheater Miami); RSVP with Donna Warfield and Aden Kent Ramsey (Atlanta Theatre-to-Go Spring 2020 tour); GONE TO THE DOGS (with Chandra McClelland); 0% CHANCE OF VISIBILITY (with Marj O’Neill-Butler).
Productions of short-form plays and musicals include: DREAM TEEN (with Robby Stamper), at the York Theatre’s 4@15: New Musicals; GET THAT MOUSE at Microtheater Miami (composer Shelly Gartner), DOUBLE TROUBLE at the VCT New Play Festival, Orlando FL; FAMILY BY NUMBERS (Lowell Arts Play Festival, Lowell MI; Ten Minute Play Festival, Connecticut Western State University, Danbury CT; Artists’ Exchange One-Act Play Festival, Cranston RI; Gulfport Players New Play Festival, Gulfport FL; Theatre Three One Act Play Festival, Port Jefferson, NY; Bismarck New Play Festival, Bismarck, ND; Theatre Odyssey 10-minute Play Festival, Sarasota FL, Tree City Playhouse, Sylvania OH); THE BEAT GOES ON (Theatre Three, Port Jefferson, NY); MAKE MULCH FROM IT (FIGHT LIKE A GIRL 2, Manchester England), THE EQUIVALENT OF SENSATION (WriteHer New Plays Festival, Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles, CA; Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival, Toronto, Canada); HOW THE DEED IS DONE (About Love Festival, Vancouver B.C.); THE SANITY CLAUSET (OnStage Atlanta’s Merry Little Holiday Shorts Festival, Atlanta, GA); A DEEP OCEAN (Winner, Artistic Merit Award, KNOW THEATRE’s Artists and Playwrights Festival, Binghamton, NY); WATER MUSIC (Sundog Theatre Company’s SCENES FROM THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY 2020); THE RIPPLE EFFECT (Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill COMIC SHORTS FESTIVAL, Albuquerque NM).
Workshops: THE LOST GIRL, (with Ben Bonnema), CDP (Collaborative Development Productions, Rob Heller & Brandon Anderson) at Frederick Loewe Theatre, NYC and THE SPELL (with Matthew Gregory), and JOSIE & THE ROCKAWAY TUFFS, commissioned by the Rockaway Artists Alliance in Rockaway, NY.
Stand-alone song Highlights: The Disney Company Industrials, NY Lincoln Center’s BROADWAY’S FUTURE SONGBOOK SERIES, DUST OFF YOUR DREAMS, FUNNY BUSINESS (The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, NY) and the CONCERT FOR THE CITY GREENS, where the Bonnema-Rose song “It’s Just My Park” was one of 8 finalists in their song contest.
Publications: 100 Best Monologues from New Plays 2020 – MEN; Applause Theatre & Cinema Books/Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. Oldest Son Monologue from FAMILY BY NUMBERS; and 100 Best Monologues from New Plays 2019 – WOMEN; Applause Theatre & Cinema Books/Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. Susan’s Monologue from MAKE MULCH FROM IT.
Arianna is a recipient of the Paulette Goddard Theatre Scholarship and a Theatre Professor at Broward College. MFA: NYU Tisch Musical Theatre Writing; B.A.: Bucknell University, Theatre. Arianna studied libretto writing with David Spencer and is a BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop alumna. Member of Musicians Local 802, ASCAP, S. Florida Theatre League, New Play Exchange, the Playwright Center, and The Dramatists Guild.
2020 Dramatists Guild Ambassador for South Florida region
2019-2021 Play Development Program with Kia Corthron, Miami Dade County Council of Cultural Affairs
2020 Selected Playwright for National Playwright Retreat, St. Joseph MO (date TBA due to Pandemic)
1st Place Award, Best Play FAMILY BY NUMBERS, Theatre Odyssey’s Ten-Minute Play Festival
Audience Choice Award, FAMILY BY NUMBERS, S. Baldwin Community Theatre New Play Festival
3rd Place Award, FAMILY BY NUMBERS, Tree City Playhouse, Sylvania OH
Honorable Mention Award, FAMILY BY NUMBERS, NEW PLAYS OF MERIT 2020, NY, NY
Artistic Merit Award, A BIG OCEAN, Know Theatre Artists and Playwrights Festival
2012 MAC Award, Outstanding Song of the Year, “He’s on His Way” (with composer Robby Stamper)
NEO (2004 New Emerging Outstanding Songwriter) York Theatre, NYC
Finalist, 2019-2020 Edward Kleban Award for Musical Theatre Lyric Writing
Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat Finalist, THE LOST GIRL
Finalist, Concert for the City Greens, NY. “It’s Just My Park” chosen as one of 8 songs for this contest.
Current Finalist, 2020 Florida Festival of New Musicals, THE LOST GIRL