New York City: Day 5

Aug 20, 2014 by

On Day 5, you sleep late. You spend the morning in Brooklyn, writing and catching up on emails and receipt-logging and minutia. You...

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New York City: Day 4

Aug 19, 2014 by

On day 4, things get painful.  Literally painful.  Your feet are cracked and blistered and only feel like human feet when they are...

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New York City: Day 3

Aug 18, 2014 by

On Day 3, you go to see a friend of yours star in a Broadway musical. A girl who once read aloud the words you wrote. This is a very...

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New York City: Day 2

Aug 17, 2014 by

On Day 2 you wake up and plan to write all day. You have been working on a script for almost a year now–not a script yet, an...

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New York City: Day 1

Aug 16, 2014 by

On Day 1, you wake up and have coffee in your pajamas with A and M in Brooklyn. It is delicious. You answer a few emails. You put on...

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New York City: Day 0

Aug 16, 2014 by

On Day 0, everything goes pretty much according to plan. The planes fly almost on time, and nothing gets lost or broken. After four...

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Juilliard. I got into Juillia...

Jun 5, 2014 by

I am beyond proud to announce that I, Chelsea Marcantel, have just been granted a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwright Fellowship at The Juilliard School, under the direction of Christopher Durang and Marsha Norman. I'm soon to be a fellow at my dream school. Studying with two of my heroes. Living in New York City. And that is enough to be in awe of for one day.

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Ep. 7 :: Trish Harnetiaux is M...

Apr 20, 2014 by

In this episode, I interview Brooklyn-based writer/producer Trish Harnetiaux. We talk about the early internet, self-producing work, her hilarious short comedy films, and leaving playwrighting to become firefighters, among other aspirations. Tune in!

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Ep. 6 :: Levi Petree is Making...

Apr 7, 2014 by

We're back! In this episode, I chat with my good pal Levi Petree about his band The Radio Publica, who have just released their debut EP. We discuss our families in Louisiana, our time in Chicago, and his recent transition from actor to songwriter/musician. We also lament that life is long and real, and discus our growing appreciation for savings accounts. Listen in!

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My Husband is Internet-Famous

Mar 19, 2014 by

Miles has been working on a new project for over a year, and it's kind of strange to see it in the William King Museum instead of a corner of his office. It's called the MASHine and it's outstanding. It's nice thing to be married to someone you love, whose talents you're also occasionally in awe of.

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Ep. 5 :: Evan Linder is Making...

Feb 20, 2014 by

On this episode of Making Conversation, I chat with Chicago playwright/actor/director Evan Linder. We talk about the vibrant way his theatre company develops new work, his current project (part of Steppenwolf's Garage Rep), what teaching playwrighting to students has taught US about writing, and a whole lot more.

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Ep. 4 :: Sheena LaShay is Maki...

Feb 13, 2014 by

In this episode, I chat with Sheena LaShay--photographer, videographer, dancer, stage manager, businesswoman, etc, extraordinaire. We talk about knowing and standing up for the value of your art, the artist as advocate and activist, the beauty of abundance, and much much more. And we get a little gooey at the end.

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