Chelsey had the pleasure of collaborating with her friend Adria Barratta on her beautiful and poignant Film, Girl. Stay tuned for more details….
EXCEEDING WEIGHT LIMITS
Check out the Pilot Presentation for Exceeding Weight Limits
Directed by Lauren Ciaravalli
based on the pilot “Exceeding Weight Limits” by Jasmine Johnson
Starring Nicole DaCosta, Ariella Segal & Chelsey Donn
Chelsey is thrilled to have been cast in OTHER, an interdisciplinary showcase of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts alumni, with a focus on diverse artists whose voices are underrepresented in the television industry. The event will feature ten-minute excerpts from six new scripts by emerging television writers, theatrically staged by established Showrunnersand directors, and performed by alumni actors.
Check out the Headshots page to see Chelsey’s new shots by the incomparable David Muller.
Sneak Peak of Difficult People Episode 3
CLICK HERE to see Chelsey in the sneak peak of episode 3 of Difficult People on Hulu and be sure to tune in next Tuesday, July 19th to check out the episode!
Difficult People Premiere
Chelsey attended the Hulu premiere of Difficult People, Season 2. Keep an eye out for Chelsey in episode 2.3, Italian Piñata, airing on Hulu on Tuesday, July 19th.
Subscribe to Wheelz
Please take a moment to CLICK HERE and subscribe to Wheelz on Youtube. If we can exceed 100 subscribers we get to take informational seminars at the Youtube Space out here in LA. Please help us get there!
Wheelz – Lisa
CLICK HERE to check out the fifth episode of Wheelz starring Wheelz Co-writer/producer, Rebecca Hirsch (Victorious.)
Wheelz – Sonnet
CLICK HERE to check out the fourth episode of Wheelz starring the beautiful and talented Jessica Andres (Just Go with It, Freak Out)
Wheelz – Stephen & Yara
CLICK HERE to check out the third episode of Wheelz starring Stephen Ellis (Delivery Man) and Yara Figueroa.
Wheelz – Kether
CLICK HERE to check out the second episode of Wheelz starring the fabulously talented Kether Donohue (Pitch Perfect, FX’s You’re The Worst)
WHEELZ PREMIERE SCREENING
Join us on Thursday, June 25th at Saint Felix in Hollywood from 7-9pm for the premiere screening of Wheelz. We will be showcasing the first 5 episodes of the series. ***Half off wine by the glass, beer, well drinks, signature cocktails & Food Menu.*** Come One! Come ALL! Much fun will be had! *Wheelz is a comedic web series about a tragically underemployed millennial and aspiring actress in Los Angeles who drives for a ride-sharing service called Wheelz. The whole series takes place inside the car, following her journey as she deals with an array of absurd Angelenos, one ride at a time! Directed by Ruth Du Written by Chelsey Donn, Rebecca Hirsch & Maggie Levin Starring Chelsey Donn, Rebecca Hirsch, Jessica Andres , Kether Donohue, Stephen Ellis, Yara Figueroa
GROUNDLINGS – SKETCH WRITING
Chelsey is hitting the paper and upping her writing game in an incredible Sketch Writing intensive taught by Guy Stephenson (MAD TV.) Chelsey is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue studying at the Groundlings and expanding her skills as a writer and comedian. Game on!
WHEELZ IS COMING….
We are working on finalizing the first five episodes of Wheelz and cannot wait to share it with the world. For updates check out wheelztheshow.com
GROUNDLINGS: ADVANCED CHARACTER WORKSHOP
Chelsey is extremely excited to take the advanced character class with the incomparable Mindy Sterling. Character reel coming soon!
After a very successful show, Chelsey is very excited to have been invited to advance to Lab at The Groundlings! Stay tuned for details!
LA FRIENDS: TONIGHT, 8 pm. One Night Only, I perform along with some incredible improvisors for Free at Groundlings G3 Theater, directed by the wonderful Cathy Shambley Baer. Limited seating so arrive early if you would like to attend!
Chelsey returns to Film Pigs as the guest host along with Film Pigs creators and stars: Stephan Falk, Todd Robert Anderson, and Stephen J. Skelton. CLICK HERE to check out the episode!
Chelsey is very excited to be working with Mark Schumacher at Schumacher Mangement!
UPDATE: THEATRICAL REPRESENTAION
Chelsey is happy to announce that she is now being represented theatrically by Courtney Peldon of Aqua Talent Agency.
Chelsey is excited to have moved up to Advanced at the Groundlings. She is currently in class with Cathy Shambley. Stay tuned for performance information!
WHEELZ IS IN POST-PRODUCTION
We have filmed 5 episodes of Wheelz and are currently hard at work editing and working on post. Can’t wait to share this series with you all!
Chelsey had a blast filming an episode of Film Pigs with Kether Donohue, Janet Varney, Hilary Anderson, Todd Robert Anderson, and Stephen J Skelton. CLICK HERE to check out the episode!
Come Check out Chelsey’s first performance at The Groundlings on September 5th at 8pm!
WHEELZ IS IN PRE-PRODUCTION
Chelsey is so excited to announce that the first 6 episodes of her web series Wheelz are complete and, thanks to the success of our fundraiser and the contributions of all of our incredible community and friends, pre-production has officially begun. Shooting will begin in early September and the series will air this fall. Stay tuned for more updates!
Let the games begin! Join us on Thursday, July 24th from 7-11pm as we team up with Pearl’s Liquor Bar to host their first official Summer Game Night on their outdoor rooftop garden to support our upcoming web series “Wheelz.” Games! Fun! Food! Croquet! Raffle Prizes! Drink Specials! A small donation to the web series will enter you into a raffle with mystery prizes and unlock a low priced specialty cocktail! Come One! Come ALL! Much fun will be had! *Wheelz is a comedic web series about a tragically underemployed millennial and aspiring actress in Los Angeles who drives for a ride-sharing service called Wheelz. The whole series takes place inside the car, following her journey as she deals with an array of absurd Angelenos, one ride at a time!
OJ: THE MUSICAL ON ITUNES
The award-winning indie hit, OJ: The Musical, is available to buy on iTunes and all other VOD outlets starting today! (the 20th Anniversary of the infamous O.J. Simpson Bronco chase!!!) #VivaLaOJ #BroncoDay
OJ: THE MUSICAL FESTIVAL UPDATES
OJ: The Musical has been killing it in the festival circuit. Here is an update on all of the exciting success: Friars Club Comedy Film Festival – Audience Award – Best Feature Film Traverse City Film Festival Woodstock Film Festival – Finalist – Best Narrative Feature Santa Barbara International Film Festival Sedona International Film Festival Sun Valley Film Festival Cleveland International Film Festival Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival Athens Film Festival – Honorable Mention – Best Narrative Feature Nashville Film Festival Newport Beach Film Festival Seattle True Independent Film Festival
BARENAKED LA READING SERIES
Chelsey is thrilled to be working with Barefoot Theater Company again as part of their annual bareNaked LA Reading Series featuring new works by Barefoot Theatre Company resident playwrights and special guests.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OJ: The Musical will be part of the 20th Annual Sedona International Film Festival! The screening times are as follows: Wed., Feb. 26 at 6:15 pm (at Harkins Theatres) Saturday, March 1 at 9 pm (at Mary D. Fisher Theatre)
After 12 incredible weeks studying at the Groundlings, Chelsey has been chosen to advance to intermediate! More updates on Chelsey’s experience in intermediate coming soon!
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL
We are extremely excited to announce that OJ: The Musical will have its West Coast Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival!
Chelsey is very excited to be studying at the esteemed Groundlings school. Stay tuned for updates!
OFFICIAL SELECTION: WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
We are thrilled to announce that OJ: The Musical will have its New York Premiere at the prestigious Woodstock Film Festival! We have screenings on October 4th and 5th and are competition finalists for Best Feature Narrative and Best Editing.
GROUNDLINGS – ACCEPTED
Chelsey auditioned for and has been accepted into The Groundlings School! She is very excited to take classes at such a well respected improv and comedy institution and will be enrolling soon. Stay tuned for details!
MICHAEL MOORE ON OJ: THE MUSICAL
CLICK HERE to see a video of Michael Moore talking about OJ: The Musical. #nosleeptildistribution
OFFICIAL SELECTION: TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL
Excited to announce that OJ: The Musical has accepted an invitation from Michael Moore to premiere at this year’s Traverse City Film Festival!! From the official program – ”…OJ Simpson? Yup. The film I wish I woulda made, and one of the best comedies in the festival.” – Michael Moore
ADR FOR OJ: THE MUSICAL
Chelsey just finished ADR on OJ: The Musical and it looks amazing!
CONGRATULATIONS LUCY ALIBAR!
A huge congratulations to Lucy Alibar on all of her, well deserved, success with Beasts of the Southern Wild including four Oscar nominations! Chelsey was lucky enough to have worked with Lucy on her play, Mommy Says I’m Pretty on the Insides, at the Williamstown Theater Festival! Way to go Lucy
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF SHAME
CLICK HERE to check out the teaser for the new web series, Hollywood Walk of Shame, starring Chelsey alongside Jessica Andres and Twilight’s Kiowa Gordon!
FUTURITY ALBUM RELEASE EVENT AT 92YTRIBECA
Come join Chelsey and an All-Star cast of FUTURITY heroes for the official album release. Featuring the kinetic percussion instruments we built in collaboration with American Repertory Theater, and hilarious meta-narrative banter. You will laugh and cry and be forced to think about the very nature of intelligence. FUTURITY is a musical about a Civil War soldier who tries to invent a steam powered mechanical brain, in collaboration with the brilliant mathematician Ada Lovelace, that will end war and solve all of humanity’s problems. The concert will be held at the 92YTRIBECA at 8:30pm on Saturday October 6th.
BOOKED – ACCOMPLICE: HOLLYWOOD
Chelsey is now a full time cast member in Neil Patrick Harris’ Accomplice: Hollywood. You can catch Chelsey performing in the show every Saturday!
FUTURITY: WALKER ARTS CENTER
After a very successful run at the A.R.T, Futurity continues its run at the gorgeous Walker Art Center in Minneapolis!
FUTURITY: WORLD PREMIERE AT A.R.T.
After three years of workshops, readings, concerts, and development Futurity is finally headed for it’s world premier at American Repertory Theater. Chelsey is thrilled to be a part of this momentous production. Directed by Sarah Benson (MTC: That Face, Soho Rep: Blasted), music direction by Deb Barsha, and choreographed by Annie B. Parsons (Big Dance Theatre). Futurity opens on March 21st at the Oberon Theater.
BOOKED – FUTURITY AT A.R.T
Chelsey is thrilled to join the cast of Futurity at the American Repertory Theater. Rehearsals have begun! Working on this show is sure to be an incredible experience! More information on tickets to come…
I AM FOR DOMINIC LOUIS
Chelsey was photographed by renowned photographer Zach Gold for Dominic Louis, a high end contemporary unisex fashion label, as part of their fashion campaign: I AM FOR DOMINIC LOUIS. Chelsey’s image is part of a series of images which were used as the inspiration for the DOMINIC LOUIS fall line.
CHELSEY RECORDS FUTURITY CONCEPT ALBUM
Chelsey joins The Lisps and Michael Cerveris to record the Futurity concept album. It is sounding incredible!! More details for the album release coming soon!
FUTURITY CONCERT AT JOE’S PUB WITH MICHAEL CERVERIS
COME SEE FUTURITY IN CONERT AT JOE’S PUB! DECEMBER 16 AT 9:30PM
FUTURITY WORKSHOP AT AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER
….spent an incredible week workshopping Futurity at American Repertory Theater under the fabulous direction of Sarah Benson. It was incredible to be back in the room with the lisps and fellow Futurity members Michael Cerveris and Aaron Schroeder, as well as the phenomenally talented ART actors. This show is a tremendous gift and every time I get to work on it, I feel so privileged as an actor and performer to be a part of it. Stay tuned for more details about FUTURITY coming soon!
BOOKED – ACCOMPLICE: HOLLYWOOD
Chelsey joins the cast of the critically acclaimed interactive theater show, Accomplice: Hollywood, produced by Neil Patrick Harris.
BOOKED – ONION NEWS NETWORK ON IFC
Chelsey will be on Onion News Network tonight at 10/9c on IFC!! If you miss it you can buy the episode on itunes. The name of the episode is “The Real Obama” Tune in!!
BOOKED – ARTHUR
Chelsey has booked the part of Employment Agency Clerk in the upcoming film Arthur! Her scene will be opposite Russell Brand!
STAND-UP AT EASTVILLE
Chelsey is performing stand-up on March 24th at EastVille Comedy Club (85 E. 4TH STREET B/W 2ND AND 3RD) at 9pm! It would be wonderful if you could come out and support! There are some great comics performing and it should be a really fun show! Tickets are 10 dollars at the door. Comedians: Chelsey Donn, Michael Mignogna, Jason Saenz, Mark Normand, and Jonesy
STAND-UP AT CAROLINE’S
Chelsey will be performing stand-up at Caroline’s in an amazing line-up of Comedians including SNL’s own Darrell Hammond! Be sure to book your tickets, it is going to be a great show! When: Monday March 15th at 9:30pm (You might want to arrive 10-15 min early) Where: Caroline’s Comedy Club—1626 Broadway (between 49th and 50th