Cincinnati Playhouse Chelsea Marcantel Comedy Play Tiny Houses

Chelsea Marcantel
Chelsea Marcantel

The tiny house movement has finally moved to the stage with a live performance at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The Cincinnati Playhouse has announced its 2018-2019 schedule with Chelsea Marcantel’s (see video below) comedy Tiny Houses which will conclude the Shelterhouse season (May 4-June 2, 2019)

Each year, the Playhouse connects 57,000 students and their families with the power of live theatre.

Tiny Houses is the story of four young adults who are determined to build a 200-square-foot tiny house in Oregon. Despite their goal of finding meaning in minimalism, their project keeps going off the tracks. Will living small be a huge mistake?

Marcantel’s bio states that she’s “extremely interested in humans as small-, group primates, and what happens when the rules and value systems of our chosen groups cease to serve us.”

Tiny Houses has been awarded the 2018 Roe Green Award by Cleveland Play House! The play will receive a workshop and reading as part of the New Ground Theatre Festival at Cleveland Play House. The reading will be directed by Laura Kepley and take place next month on May 19, 2018.

Chelsea Marcantel Comedy Play Tiny Houses

On her website, her bio states, “Chelsea Marcantel is an LA-based writer, director, and collaborator.  Reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, Chelsea has lived and made theatre among the tribes of the Midwest, Appalachia, the Mid-Atlantic, and now the West Coast. In 2016, she completed a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Fellowship at The Juilliard School. Her plays include AIRNESS, EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL, LADYISH, DEVOUR, and TINY HOUSES. They have been produced around the United States and Canada (and Chelsea is vigorously working on becoming a sensation abroad as well).

Current commissions: San Francisco Playhouse & Delaware Theatre Company.

Comedy Play Tiny Houses
Comedy Play Tiny Houses

Chelsea has been entrusted with young minds at Virginia Intermont College and Emory & Henry College, and loved every minute of it.  As a writer, Chelsea is extremely interested in humans as small-group primates, and what happens when the rules and value systems of our chosen groups cease to serve us.

She reads a lot of books, watches a lot of documentaries, and listens to a lot of podcasts.  Chelsea is an avid self-producer, an enthusiastic member of The Writers Guild of America and The Dramatists Guild, and is definitely working on something amazing right this very minute.”

When you lust for the tiny house life, see our tiny house events calendar:  Tiny House Wanderlust calendar.


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Video: Chelsea Marcantel March 2017-2018 :: 1SE