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Chelsea Marcantel

 
Birth Place:
Jennings, Louisiana
Bio:
Chelsea Marcantel is an LA-based writer, director, and collaborator. Reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, Chelsea has lived and made theatre among the tribes of the Midwest, Appalachia, the Mid-Atlantic, and now the West Coast. In 2016, she completed a Lila Acheson Wallace American ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Jennings, Louisiana

Bio:
Chelsea Marcantel is an LA-based writer, director, and collaborator. Reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, Chelsea has lived and made theatre among the tribes of the Midwest, Appalachia, the Mid-Atlantic, and now the West Coast. In 2016, she completed a Lila Acheson Wallace American ... (read complete bio)
 

Chelsea Marcantel Biography

Chelsea Marcantel is an LA-based writer, director, and collaborator.
Reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, Chelsea has lived and made theatre among the tribes of the Midwest, Appalachia, the Mid-Atlantic, and now the West Coast. In 2016, she completed a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Fellowship at The Juilliard School. Her plays include AIRNESS, EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL, LADYISH, DEVOUR, and TINY HOUSES. They have been produced around the United States and Canada (and Chelsea is vigorously working on becoming a sensation abroad as well).

Current commissions: San Francisco Playhouse & Delaware Theatre Company.

Chelsea has been entrusted with young minds at Virginia Intermont College and Emory & Henry College, and loved every minute of it. As a writer, Chelsea is extremely interested in humans as small-group primates, and what happens when the rules and value systems of our chosen groups cease to serve us. She reads a lot of books, watches a lot of documentaries, and listens to a lot of podcasts. Chelsea is an avid self-producer, an enthusiastic member of The Writers Guild of America and The Dramatists Guild, and is definitely working on something amazing right this very minute.




Chelsea Marcantel News

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company Presents AIRNESS By Chelsea Marcantel Photo Detroit Mercy Theatre Company Presents AIRNESS By Chelsea Marcantel
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022

Opening its 52nd season, the Detroit Mercy Theatre Company (DMTC) presents the Michigan premiere of 'Airness' by Chelsea Marcantel. A 2017 Humana Festival hit, 'Airness' is the story of a group of air guitar competitors as they move through competitions, love, loss and finding the inner rock star inside themselves.

Photos: First look at Red Herring Theater's AIRNESS Photo Photos: First look at Red Herring Theater's AIRNESS
by Jerri Shafer - Sep 21, 2022

Get ready to rock out! When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds, she discovers that there is more to this artform than just pretend; it's about finding yourself in your favorite song and performing it with raw joy. Airness is a fun and exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside of us. Written by Chelsea Marcantel, Directed by Mark Mann. Airness performances run Sept 23 thru Oct 9, 2022, at Shadowbox Up Front, 503 S Front St. Columbus, Ohio 43215. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.redherringtheater.org/

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company Announces Season 52: BELIEVE Photo Detroit Mercy Theatre Company Announces Season 52: BELIEVE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 2, 2022

The Detroit Mercy Theatre Company and University of Detroit Mercy's Department of Performing Arts has announced its 2022-23 season entitled 'BELIEVE,' featuring three mainstage works to be performed at The Marlene Boll Theatre. The season will also feature performances and workshops as part of the University of Detroit Mercy's TheatreLab, a second stage series, performed at University of Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus.

Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa to Lead New York Premiere of Ellen Fitzhugh and Michael Photo Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa to Lead New York Premiere of Ellen Fitzhugh and Michael John LaChiusa's LOS OTROS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

The New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant), will star Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa.

Citadel Theatre Releases Four-Show 2022-23 Season Photo Citadel Theatre Releases Four-Show 2022-23 Season
by Grace Cutler - Jul 23, 2022

Citadel Theatre Company recently announced its 2022/2023 season, featuring an Obie Award winner and three comedies ‚Äďone of them a beloved musical.

Cleveland Play House Appoints Interim Artistic Director,  Mark Cuddy Photo Cleveland Play House Appoints Interim Artistic Director, Mark Cuddy
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2022

Cleveland Play House Board of Directors is has announced that regional theatre veteran Mark Cuddy has been appointed to serve as Interim Artistic Director. Industry visionary and arts champion Mark Cuddy comes to Cleveland from Rochester, NY, having served as Artistic Director of Geva Theatre Center.

San Francisco Playhouse Announces Updates To New Works Program Photo San Francisco Playhouse Announces Updates To New Works Program
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse  continued its commitment to developing new plays and nurturing the voices of active writers with the selection of seven playwrights comprising the fourth and fifth years of the company's Five-Year Commission Program.

SAFE HOME, World Premiere Co-Written By Tom Hanks, and More Announced for Shadowland  Photo SAFE HOME, World Premiere Co-Written By Tom Hanks, and More Announced for Shadowland Stages 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2022

Shadowland Stages announces its joyful return with a wonderful seven-show season including musicals, dramas and rib-tickling comedies. The season is highlighted by two world premieres, including one co-written by Tom Hanks.

SHADOWLAND STAGES Launches 2022 Season With AIRNESS Photo SHADOWLAND STAGES Launches 2022 Season With AIRNESS
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2022

SHADOWLAND STAGES in Ellenville, NY launches its season this week with a limited three week run of AIRNESS by Chelsea Marcantel.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE UPSTAIRS DEPARTMENT At Signature Theatre Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE UPSTAIRS DEPARTMENT At Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2022

We've got a first look at Signature Theatre's The Upstairs Department, a play by Chelsea Marcantel (Airness, Everything is Wonderful), which plays in Signature's ARK Theatre for live performances now through June 12, 2022.

Chelsea Marcantel Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE UPSTAIRS DEPARTMENT At Signature Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE UPSTAIRS DEPARTMENT At Signature Theatre

by Stage Tube - May 18, 2022

We've got a first look at Signature Theatre's The Upstairs Department, a play by Chelsea Marcantel (Airness, Everything is Wonderful), which plays in Signature's ARK Theatre for live performances now through June 12, 2022.