Nothing can stop me.

Feb 13, 2016 by

It’s been a long time since I have written a blog post. I’m not going to apologize, because that would be weird and pointless. It’s my blog. I’m busy. You know all that. But I am writing today, because this is the virtual space where I feel comfortable being vulnerable. I guess it’s because my name is in the URL. Who knows? I have something I want to express today, and this feels like the correct place for it to live.

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34-37/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Jul 2, 2015 by

I’m still drowning all my moving feelings and existential anxiety in crap food. Delicious, delicious crap food. Thanks, Mimi. Thanks, 1000 Foods to Eat Before You Die. At least I feel like I’m making progress on some front.

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27-33/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Jun 17, 2015 by

I would hate for any of you to think that just because my life is in total upheaval and the blog is quiet, that I am not still eating everything I can get my hands on. I am still doing that. I am even still (most of the time) remembering to take photos.

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26/1000 Foods to Eat Before Yo...

Apr 28, 2015 by

Colcannon is supposed to be eaten on Halloween, and there should be coins and charms hidden in it (the lack of prizes was, I feel, more the restaurant’s fault than ours).

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11-14/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Mar 25, 2015 by

Today for lunch, I bring you: 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die, Cheeses of the UK Edition!

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8-10/1000 Foods to Eat Before ...

Mar 25, 2015 by

Tonight, I went with my Book Club to a very cool Korean restaurant. I took a peak at the Japanese/Korean section of the book ahead of time, and made myself a little dinner plan.

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6-7/1000 Foods to Eat Before Y...

Mar 24, 2015 by

Today I discovered île Flottante and The Gentleman’s Relish. Thankfully, not at the same time.

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Juilliard. I got into Juilliar...

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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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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Ep.3 :: Margot Bordelon is Mak...

Feb 6, 2014 by

In this episode, I talk with director Margot Bordelon, who currently lives and works in New York City. We chat about why she calls herself a “new play director,” what we love about Chicago, how quickly we’d sell out (within reason), making theatre that is aggressive yet accessible, and how what we do is becoming as important to us as how we do it. Plus, of course, much more.

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Rocking/Coveting: Feb1.14

Feb 1, 2014 by

The new devised theatre piece Mountains: Great and Small that I’ve been devising/directing/scripting since October with students from Virginia Intermont College opened (and closed, thus is college theatre) this week. So what have I been rocking during this week of theatrical triumph? And what do I wish I had in my arsenal to take the glam a step further?

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Ep.1 :: Danielle O’Farre...

Jan 18, 2014 by

In this first episode of “Making Conversation,” I speak with my good friend, actress Danielle O’Farrell. We discuss making storefront theatre in Chicago in our 20s, the pros and cons of joining a union, the importance of beauty and aesthetics in personal presentation, why she moved to New York from California, and much, much more.

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