"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.
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.