‘Everything is Wonderful’: A lesson in forgiveness | Herald Mail Media

‘Everything is Wonderful’: A lesson in forgiveness | Herald Mail Media

“Empathy is really the currency I want to spread around. I think hope that this story will seem both strange and familiar at the same time and reinforce the idea that we’re all in this together and we’re all one big human family.”

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CATF Interview with Playwright Chelsea Marcantel | CATF.org

CATF Interview with Playwright Chelsea Marcantel | CATF.org

Interview with Chelsea Marcantel || Researched, interviewed and edited by Sharon J. Anderson, CATF Trustee/Professional Story Listener

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Competitive Air Guitar on Stage at Humana | HowlRound

Competitive Air Guitar on Stage at Humana | HowlRound

What comes in to replace religion and traditional small town communities may look a lot like the family seen in Airness. Hopefully more writers will present those families with Marcantel’s level of sincerity, attention to detail, and love.

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The Inexplicable Dumb Show Podcast | The Humana Festival

The Inexplicable Dumb Show Podcast | The Humana Festival

Director Meredith McDonough and I were interviewed about AIRNESS for THE INEXPLICABLE DUMB SHOW podcast.

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Offscript Podcast: David J. Loehr’s Trip to the Humana Festival | American Theatre

Offscript Podcast: David J. Loehr’s Trip to the Humana Festival | American Theatre

Every other week, the editors of American Theatre curate a free-ranging discussion about the lively arts in our Offscript podcast. The segment includes interviews with ATL artistic director Les Waters and playwright Chelsea Marcantel about her play Airness, about the wild world of air guitar competitions.

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Standouts at Louisville’s Humana Festival | Cincinnati City Beat

Standouts at Louisville’s Humana Festival | Cincinnati City Beat

Chelsea Marcantel’s ‘Airness’ crafted a set of characters with grand personas and gave them very human backstories, while Molly Smith Metzler’s ‘Cry It Out’ poignantly portrayed a pair of very different new-neighbor moms.

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Playwright takes on world of air guitar in ‘Airness’ | Louisville Courier-Journal

Playwright takes on world of air guitar in ‘Airness’ | Louisville Courier-Journal

Playwright Chelsea Marcantel didn’t set out to write about people who compete playing air guitar — even though she eventually did just that. Her play, “Airness,” about people who do, makes its world premiere at the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville this week.

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Matt Interviews Chelsea Marcantel & Josh Brody | WJTN

Matt Interviews Chelsea Marcantel & Josh Brody | WJTN

Listen to a radio interview I gave to WJTN during my time workshopping TINY HOUSES with director Joshua Kahan Brody at Chautauqua Theatre Company.

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Director Joshua Brody, Playwright Chelsea Marcantel Construct ‘Tiny Houses’ for New Play Workshop | The Chautauquan Daily

Director Joshua Brody, Playwright Chelsea Marcantel Construct ‘Tiny Houses’ for New Play Workshop | The Chautauquan Daily

Joshua Brody is the kind of director who bakes cookies for his actors. And he knows that makes him a bearded, tattooed version of his mother.

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Chelsea Marcantel Built a Modern Play to House Ancient Ideas | The Chautauquan Daily

Chelsea Marcantel Built a Modern Play to House Ancient Ideas | The Chautauquan Daily

The show, which tells the story of a couple moving from New York to Oregon to build the titular tiny home, is the first of Chautauqua Theater Company’s 2016 New Play Workshop staged readings.

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Aggressive Friend-Making With Chelsea | Actor Hack Podcast

Aggressive Friend-Making With Chelsea | Actor Hack Podcast

You can listen to the interview on iTunes or Stitcher, and learn all my play-making and friend-making secrets (pssst: it’s about being really, really pushy, in both cases).

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Chelsea Marcantel Charts a Family Journey on Appalachian Trail in World Premiere “Even Longer and Farther Away” | By Kenneth Jones

Chelsea Marcantel Charts a Family Journey on Appalachian Trail in World Premiere “Even Longer and Farther Away” | By Kenneth Jones

A hike along the Appalachian Trail is more fraught than expected for a grieving man in Chelsea Marcantel’s new play Even Longer and Farther Away, getting its world premiere April 15-May 15 by The New Colony in Chicago.

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Emerging Playwright is Hometown Girl | The Jennings Daily News

Emerging Playwright is Hometown Girl | The Jennings Daily News

My hometown paper, the Jennings Daily News, ran this interview and article on April 16th. Very complimentary.

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26 Questions Podcast Interview: Who Wrote This?

26 Questions Podcast Interview: Who Wrote This?

I was recently interviewed by performer Parris Cromer for her 26 Questions podcast. We chatted about writing, teaching, artistic goals, and even my time at French Camp as a teenager.

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Writing History: Hatfield-McCoy Feud Takes Local Stage Next Week

Writing History: Hatfield-McCoy Feud Takes Local Stage Next Week

Playwright Chelsea Marcantel has written historical plays before, but this year marks the first time that the history she’s writing about is still entwined in the community. She started working on “Blood Song: The story of the Hatfields & McCoys” for the Hatfield & McCoy Arts Council in February. It’s been a “labor of love,” she said, because she respects the history of the feud and relatives of the feuding families who still live in the area.

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