"There's no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."-Maya Angelou
I write plays, and collaborate on musicals writing book and lyrics, mentor/script-doctor for young playwrights and turn devised work into scripted narratives. My solo shows using known music and my own stories have been performed to critical acclaim.
Resume of produced plays & musicals:
Play Title- Writing Style- Producing Theater
Stepping Stones- playwright- Macha Monkey Theater selected workshop production, Eclectic Theater Festival of New Works full production
Sheltered! Confessions of a sheltered kid- playwright- Fair Play Festival of New Works full production
Daylight- a new musical about female warriors- playwright- performed at the Taproot Theater Jewell MainStage
78 Minutes- a new musical about the last minutes on earth- co-playwright workshoped at foundry10
This is What They Tell Me- playwrighting mentor- Village Theater Kidstage,
Three New Full-Length Devised Plays- facilitator/script writer- conceived with the Village Theater Institute young actors training program and performed at the Jewell
Breaking Free- a solo cabaret night of stories of breaking free-playwright- The Public Theater of San Antonio Cabaret Lounge
Through the Looking Glass- script mentor- foundry10
The Wisemen- playwright- Horizon Chapel
The Day It Rained Forever by Ray Bradbury, adapted by Chelsea LeValley for the Hangar Theater Lab Co.
Speak Truth to Power- by Ariel Dorfman, adapted by Chelsea LeValley for the Human Rights course in Yeager Recital Hall
Jokes: The Luckiest Saint Patrick's Day Ever- Writer, my fourth grade self- Harman Elementary School
Other plays not yet produced:
I adapt Bible stories for the stage and in a contemporary way.
I write for adults and youth.
I have some adaptations for the Hobbit and plenty of devised pieces we've made in the room and performed.
I write poetry: https://rainymorningscl.wordpress.com
My poem "I Am A Nazi Youth" from the perspective of a young person in the holocaust was published in a youth journal
Up Next: Currently writing book and lyrics with composer Tyler Kimmel on An Irish Christmas Story for Taproot Theater Company
Daylight- book/lyrics by Chelsea LeValley, music and additional lyrics by Aaron Norman performed at Taproot Theater Jewell MainStage
photos courtesy of foundry10, photo credit: John John Roque
Sheltered!: Confessions of a Sheltered Kid- play by Chelsea LeValley performed at Theater Puget Sound as part of the Fair Play Festival
Breaking Free- A Solo Cabaret produced by the Public Theater of San Antonio
Stepping Stones- a new play. produced by the Eclectic Theater Company in the new play festival and produced as a workshop staged reading with Mancha Monkey
Hannah's Story, a play not yet produced.