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UPCOMING WORK

RECENT WORK

BIO

  • Chelsea M. Warren is a multidisciplinary theatre artist with a focus on scenic and puppet design interested in script-based and devised processes. 

  • SCENIC DESIGN work at companies including: Steppenwolf Theatre, Jungle Theater, Victory Gardens Theatre, Studio Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Geva Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, WaterTower Theatre, and Steep Theatre. 

  • PUPPET DESIGN work at companies including: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Jungle Theater, Studio Theatre in D.C., Links Hall, and the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra. 

  • ASSISTANT SCENIC DESIGN to Todd Rosenthal at companies including: Alliance and Goodman Theatre. Assistant Scenic Designer to Daniel Ostling at companies including: Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera, Lincoln Center, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Alliance, and Playwright’s Horizon.

  • MULTIMEDIA ART with collaborator Chantal Calato; www.chantalandchelsea.com

  • AWARDS

    • Awarded the 2012 Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award

    • Nominated for Equity Jeff Award for Mid Size Scenic Design for The Kid Thing and After All the Terrible Things I Do, About Face Theatre.

  • AFFILIATIONS

    • Founding member of Yellow House, a devised theatre company working in both site specific and theatrical environments with the goal of placing design and performance in direct dialogue

    • Member of Stones/Air, an art installation collective based in South Australia 

    • Artistic Associate at Steep Theatre, Chicago

    • Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829

    • Received an MFA in Stage Design from Northwestern University

    • Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities

COLLABORATORS

 

SCENIC DESIGN RESUME

STEPPENWOLF THEATRE

The Children dir. Jonathan Berry Downstairs Theatre

First Look: Hushabye dir. Yasen Peyankov Steppenwolf Garage

First Look: Ironbound  dir. Daniella Topol              

First Look: Okay, Bye dir. Margot Bordelon  

First Look: Want dir. Kimberly Senior Steppenwolf Garage

First Look:  Oblivion dir. Matthew Miller

First Look:  Man in Love dir. Robert O’hara

fml: How Carson McCullers sml dir. Joanie Schultz Downstairs Theatre, SYA

A Separate Peace dir. Jonathan Berry Upstairs Theatre, SYA

STUDIO THEATRE, Washington D.C.

Cry It Out  dir. Joanie Schultz

Hand to God dir. Joanie Schultz *PUPPET & COSTUME DESIGN

 JUNGLE THEATER, Minneapolis

The Children  dir. Casey Stangl

The Wickham’s: Christmas at Pemberley dir. Christina Baldwin

Kate Hamill’s Little Women dir. Sarah Rasmussen

Hand to God dir. Christina Baldwin

WATERTOWER THEATRE, Addison TX

A Doll’s House dir. Joanie Schultz

Kate Hamill’s Pride & Prejudice  dir. Joanie Schultz

Hand to God dir. Joanie Schultz *PUPPET & COSTUME DESIGN

CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE

Sex with Strangers dir. Joanie Schultz

VICTORY GARDENS THEATRE

Queen by Madhuri Shekar  dir. Joanie Schultz

Cocked by Sarah Gubbins dir. Joanie Schultz               

Rest by Samuel D. Hunter dir. Joanie Schultz               

The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter dir. Joanie Schultz               

GEVA THEATRE, Rochester NY

Stranded on Earth by Eric Coble . dir. William Brown     

MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATRE

Always Patsy Cline dir.  Sandy Ernst         

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY CCPA, Graduate Opera Program

The Cunning Little Vixen  dir. Andrew Eggert  Studebaker, Chicago

L’enfant et les sortileges dir. Andrew Eggert Studebaker, Chicago

L’incoronazione di Poppea dir. Andrew Eggert Studebaker, Chicago

Respighi’s Sleeping Beauty dir. Andrew Eggert Benito Juarez Community Academy

ADDITIONAL SCENIC DESIGN

after all the terrible things i do  dir. Andrew Volkoff  About Face, Theatre Wit

Bruise Easy by Dan LeFranc dir. Joanie Schultz  American Theatre Company

A Pilgrim’s Progress dir. Shade Murray A Red Orchid Theatre

Hundred Flowers Project  dir. Joanie Schultz . Silk Road Rising

The Burnt Part Boys dir. Jonathan Berry Griffin Theatre, Theatre Wit

Hesperia dir. Stuart Carden Writers’ Theatre

The Kid Thing by Sarah Gubbins dir. Joanie Schultz  About Face Theatre

They’re Playing Our Song dir. Jonathan Berry  Fox Valley Repertory

Educating Rita dir. Richard Corley Shattered Globe

The Metal Children dir. Joanie Schultz Next Theatre, Evanston

Caucasian Chalk Circle dir. Jonathan Berry Theatre Mir at Viaduct Theatre

Precious Little dir. Julieanne Ehre Rivendell Theatre

K. dir. Greg Allen Hypocrites

Sinbad, The Untold Tale  dir. Amanda Delheimer Adventure Stage Chicago

Ghosts of Treasure Island dir. Amanda Delheimer Adventure Stage Chicago

The 13 Clocks dir. Amanda Delheimer Lifeline Theatre

Somebody Love You Mr. Hatch dir. Ann Boyd Lifeline Theatre

Mrs. Caliban dir. Ann Boyd Lifeline Theatre