Chelsea Woolley


Chelsea Woolley is a Canadian playwright, theatre maker, and educator. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwright Program, and holds degrees in History and Education from the University of Lethbridge. Chelsea’s work includes: The Mountain (Geordie Productions 2Play Tour), These Peaceable Kingdoms (New Words Festival), The Exhibition of Extraordinary Oddities and Living Freaks (Major Matt Mason Collective/The Ignite! Festival), The Only Good Boy (Theatre BSMT, The Exploration Series), and 1000 Names (TheatreXtra). Chelsea’s plays have earned recognition through: The Playwrights Guild of Canada Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition (Shortlisted), the Alberta Playwriting Competition, the Toronto Fringe New Play Contest, the Wildfire National Playwriting Competition, the BSMT Dwellers Playwriting Competition, and the University of Lethbridge Play Right Prize. In 2016, Chelsea attended the Banff Playwright’s Colony, and in 2017 the National New Play Network’s MFA Playwright’s Workshop at the Kennedy Centre, in Washington, DC. She is currently a member of Theatre Direct’s New Creation Unit in Toronto, Canada