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Chelsea Anderson-Long is an NYC-based freelance director with an interest in developing new plays, especially plays written by and for women. She is drawn to scripts that use humor as an access point to address complex political, societal, or interpersonal issues, and works mostly with new plays in development.
NYC directing credits: Deeds Not Words, Fuck la vie d'artiste by Georgette Kelley, (Eccentric Theater Company) Like Forever (Ruddy Productions), Petting Zoo Story (Short Play and Musical Festival, ESPA at Primary Stages) Lunchtime at Westfeld High (Artistic New Directions, ESPA at Primary Stages), Devil's Food Cake, Spriggy and Manx (The Bakery), Strays, Family Business, Dancing in the Elevator, (Open Tent Theater Company), Clarity, Detention #25 (Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts). Readings: Urban Stages Theater (Seeds of Doubt), Hudson Theatre Works (Last Resort), Ruddy Productions, Village Playwrights, Equity Library Theater. Boston directing credits: Roxbury Repertory Company, Bentley University (Harvey) and Clark University (A Fine Romance, Period Piece, The Clean House). chelseaandersonlong.com
She has served as assistant director on professional productions and readings, and has worked with Bridget Kathleen O'Leary, Henry Akona, Summer L. Williams, Diego Arciniegas, and Raymond Munro. She holds a B.A. in Theater Arts, and a Master of Science in Professional Communications from Clark University, and has studied with the University of Tasmania, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA).
Currently, Chelsea is a freelance Account Manager at In the Lights PR, where she provides marketing and public relations support to a number of performing arts organizations. Prior to joining the In the Lights team, for five years, Chelsea served as the Marketing Associate at Primary Stages, where she oversees the marketing initiatives for Primary Stages ESPA, a multidiciplinary theater school that serves artists in all stages of their careers. Prior to Primary Stages, Chelsea held positions in the marketing, sales, and management departments of theaters and visual arts organizations, including San Francisco Mime Troupe, Danforth Art, and Dzian Gallery.
Originally from the Boston area, she relocated to New York City in the summer of 2014. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing pub trivia, and finding opportunities to travel with her wife, Maria.