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Birth Place:
Jennings, Louisiana
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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)
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@AChelseaDay - 1/5/20 03:12pm Thanks @theaterjones for naming #EverythingIsWonderful at @WTTheatre one of the most memorable shows of 2019! ? ? ? https://


@AChelseaDay - 12/29/19 02:06pm Thanks @DCMTheaterArts for naming #AIRNESS at @keegantheatre and @1stStageTysons a 2019 Staff Favorite!! ??? https://


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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)
Geffen Playhouse Announced Six Local Writers Participating in the Third Cycle of The  Photo Geffen Playhouse Announced Six Local Writers Participating in the Third Cycle of The Writers' Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020

Geffen Playhouse today announced its selection of six local writers to participate in the third cycle of The Writersa?? Room, a forum for engagement and collaboration between Los Angeles playwrights.

Geffen Playhouse Selects Playwrights For The Writers' Room 2020/2021 Cycle Photo Geffen Playhouse Selects Playwrights For The Writers' Room 2020/2021 Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020

Geffen Playhouse today announced its selection of six local writers to participate in the third cycle of The Writersa?? Room, a forum for engagement and collaboration between Los Angeles playwrights. The participants for 2020/2021 are Meghan Brown, Diana Burbano, Donald Jolly, Matthew Paul Olmos, T.Tara Turk-Haynes and Ali Viterbi.

Human Race Theatre Company Announces 2021 Season Consisting of Dayton Premieres Photo Human Race Theatre Company Announces 2021 Season Consisting of Dayton Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2020

Human Race Theatre Company has announced the lineup for its 34th season.

The Kilroys Announce THE LIST 2020, Honoring Cancelled or Postponed Plays by Women, T Photo The Kilroys Announce THE LIST 2020, Honoring Cancelled or Postponed Plays by Women, Trans & Non-Binary Theater Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020

The Kilroys announced today THE LIST 2020. This survey is meant to honor cancelled or postponed plays due to the COVID-19 pandemic written by women, trans and non-binary writers in the American theatre.

Chautauqua Theater Company's 2020 New Play Workshop Series To Be Broadcast Online Photo Chautauqua Theater Company's 2020 New Play Workshop Series To Be Broadcast Online
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Andrew Borba and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, will preserve its commitment to new work development by presenting virtual workshops of Charly Evon Simpson's it's not a trip it's a journey, directed by Nicole A. Watson, on July 15, and Heather Raffo's Tomorrow Will Be Sunday (working title), directed by Jenny Koons, on July 22. Both New Play Workshop performances will be offered at no cost; viewers will be encouraged to provide a donation to benefit Chautauqua Institution's Arts Education initiatives in local schools. 

Geva Theatre Center Announces Changes to 19-20 Season and Unveils 20-21 Season Photo Geva Theatre Center Announces Changes to 19-20 Season and Unveils 20-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020

Geva Theatre Center has released the following statement regarding upcoming performances:

American Blues Theater Announces 2020/2021 Season Including FENCES, World Premieres a Photo American Blues Theater Announces 2020/2021 Season Including FENCES, World Premieres and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the lineup for its 2020-2021 Season, a?oeBreaking Boundariesa??. American Blues' 35th Season will include the Chicago Premiere of Airness by Chelsea Marcantel, directed by Gwendolyn Whiteside; the World Premiere of Alma by Benjamin Benne, directed by Ana Velazquez; August Wilson's Fences, directed by Monty Cole; the 19th annual production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra's film, directed by Gwendolyn Whiteside and music directed by Michael Mahler. All performances in the 2020-2021 season will take place at Stage 773, located at 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago.

The Human Race Theatre Company Announces 2020-21 Season Photo The Human Race Theatre Company Announces 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

The Human Race, Dayton's premier professional theatre company, is excited to announce the 2020-2021 Season at the Loft Theatre. This, their 34th season of producing in the Miami Valley, emphasizes The Human Race's mission - to explore the human experience and promote enlightenment, inclusion and understanding through quality entertainment - with their Dayton Premieres.

Photo Flash: EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL Opens Tonight at Philadelphia Theatre Company Photo Photo Flash: EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL Opens Tonight at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 45th Anniversary season with a powerful drama about forgiveness set in Amish Country in Pennsylvania.

Photo Flash: Meet the Women of INTO THE BREECHES! at Asolo Rep Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Women of INTO THE BREECHES! at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

Asolo Rep continues its 2019-20 season with George Brant's INTO THE BREECHES! Helmed by Cleveland Play House Artistic Director Laura Kepley, this bright new comedy, set during World War II, puts the women on the front lines. INTO THE BREECHES! previews February 12 and 13, opens February 14 and runs in rotating repertory through March 21 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the performing Arts.

Photo Flash: Meet the Star of the Philadelphia Premiere Of EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Star of the Philadelphia Premiere Of EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 45th Anniversary season with a powerful drama about forgiveness set in Amish Country in Pennsylvania. PTC is thrilled to begin the year with the Philadelphia Premiere of The Kilroys List Honorable Mention, Everything is Wonderful, by Chelsea Marcantel.

Asolo Rep Will Continue its Season with INTO THE BREECHES Photo Asolo Rep Will Continue its Season with INTO THE BREECHES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

Asolo Rep continues its 2019-20 season with George Brant's INTO THE BREECHES! Helmed by Cleveland Play House Artistic Director Laura Kepley, this bright new comedy, set during World War II, puts the women on the front lines. INTO THE BREECHES! previews February 12 and 13, opens February 14 and runs in rotating repertory through March 21 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the performing Arts.

F*It Club Has Announced Tenth and Final SPRING FLING: HAPPILY EVER AFTER Photo F*It Club Has Announced Tenth and Final SPRING FLING: HAPPILY EVER AFTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, will complete ten years of its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Happily Ever After, ten new short plays by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us, The Cake), Matthew Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, The Doppelganger), Monet Hurst-Mendoza (NBC's Law and Order: SVU ), Daniel K. Isaac (Fullerton), Chelsea Marcantel (Airness), Gregory S. Moss (Indian Summer, punkplay), Leah Nanako Winkler (NBC's New Amsterdam, Kentucky, God Says This), Larry Powell (Lost Dog), Daniel Talbott (ABC's The Conners), & Pia Wilson (National Geographic's Genius).

Photo Flash: First Look at AIRNESS at 1st Stage Photo Photo Flash: First Look at AIRNESS at 1st Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2019

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form than playing pretend; it's about finding yourself and performing with raw joy. Airness is β€œunmitigated pleasure... filled with dignity and delight” (Chicago Reader). Airness is a regional premiere co-production with Keegan Theatre. The production will transfer from Keegan to 1st Stage and begin performances on December 5 at 1st Stage's theatre space.

Celebrated AIRNESS Co-Production Comes To 1st Stage Photo Celebrated AIRNESS Co-Production Comes To 1st Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form than playing pretend; it's about finding yourself and performing with raw joy. Airness is a?oeunmitigated pleasurea?? filled with dignity and delighta?? (Chicago Reader). Airness is a regional premiere co-production with Keegan Theatre. The production will transfer from Keegan to 1st Stage and begin performances on December 5 at 1st Stage's theatre space.

Philadelphia Theatre Company Opens Curtain To Season Selection Process With SEE & BE  Photo Philadelphia Theatre Company Opens Curtain To Season Selection Process With SEE & BE SCENE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

Following the successful run of A Small Fire, with Bebe Neuwirth, Philadelphia Theatre Company next focuses on the season selection process. The company welcomes audiences to its annual See & Be Scene, a one-night only staged-reading showcase, on Monday, December 2 at 7:00 pm. Now in its third year, Producing Artistic Director Paige Price is looking to add a selection of comedies and musicals into the mix. Eight works will be showcased.

BWW Review: AIRNESS at Keegan Theatre Photo BWW Review: AIRNESS at Keegan Theatre
by Brandon Horwin - Nov 15, 2019

'What does air guitar teach us? Everything we need to rock, is already inside us' is a line that the character of Golden Thunder delivers midway through this fun and fresh play. It's a line that sums up this play for me: air guitarists competing nationally and internationally, doing so because they love it, and making relationships, helping and sometimes finding out more about each other and themselves along the way.

1st Stage Extends TRYING Through November 3 Photo 1st Stage Extends TRYING Through November 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award-winning professional theatre, announces the extension of their critically acclaimed production of Trying until November 3.

1st Stage Opens Season 12 With Regional Premiere Of TRYING Photo 1st Stage Opens Season 12 With Regional Premiere Of TRYING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

The regional premier of this two-hander explores the author's real experience working for Francis Biddle at his home in Washington, DC from 1967-1968. Judge Biddle, Former Attorney General of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt and Chief Judge of the American Military Tribunal at Nuremberg is notoriously hard on his staff as he tries to cement his legacy. Can the old, Philadelphia aristocrat and his young, Canadian assistant bridge the generational divide and come to understand one another in this a?oecomic and touching' play (The New York Times)?

Bebe Neuwirth To Star In A SMALL FIRE At Philadelphia Theatre Company Photo Bebe Neuwirth To Star In A SMALL FIRE At Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off the 2019-2020 season with a bang. For the company's 45th season, Producing Artistic Director Paige Price and Managing Director Emily Zeck are excited to welcome two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth to star in their season opener, the Philadelphia premiere of Adam Bock's raucous, funny and unexpectedly touching A Small Fire.

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