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May 15 - 15, 2021 , A Virtual Event

Lake Erie Oubliette

by Chelsea Marcantel

Chelsea Marcantel will present her research on spiritualism and its ties to Cleveland, while guest artist Kate Eastman (Cath in Tiny Houses) gives Chelsea a three-card tarot reading.

Artists

Kate Eastman

Kate Eastman

(Tarot Specialist) is an actor and writer. She was last seen at CPH in the world premiere of Chelsea Marcantel's Tiny Houses, playing Cath. Other theater credits include Juliet in Romeo & Juliet at The Guthrie Theater and Tracy Letts' Linda Vista on Broadway. She will play a recurring role more(Tarot Specialist) is an actor and writer. She was last seen at CPH in the world premiere of Chelsea Marcantel's Tiny Houses, playing Cath. Other theater credits include Juliet in Romeo & Juliet at The Guthrie Theater and Tracy Letts' Linda Vista on Broadway. She will play a recurring role in the upcoming Netflix series Archive 81, and is developing a short animated film called The Naiad. You can read all her little poems on her insta: @k8beastman. Education: NYU, The Juilliard School.

Shayla Gordon

Shayla Gordon

(Live Conversation Guest) is a dramaturg, performer, writer, and spiritual worker based in Cleveland, OH. She is focused on creating and developing stories with a spiritual, intersectional, and trauma informed perspective that uplift BIPOC voices. Her goal is to create work that facilitates radical community based healing with a commitment more(Live Conversation Guest) is a dramaturg, performer, writer, and spiritual worker based in Cleveland, OH. She is focused on creating and developing stories with a spiritual, intersectional, and trauma informed perspective that uplift BIPOC voices. Her goal is to create work that facilitates radical community based healing with a commitment to boundary setting and aftercare for actors and other creatives working with potentially triggering material. She has served as a reader for several theaters and festivals and works freelance as a dramaturg and editor for stage plays, screenplays, and manuscripts.

Holly Witchey

Holly Witchey

(Live Conversation Guest) has a Ph.D. in European Painting and Sculpture and thirty years of experience in museums and higher education. She is Executive Director of Cleveland Philanthropy, a small educational 501(c)(3) with a goal of sharing inspirational philanthropic stories that have the power to shape Cleveland's future. more(Live Conversation Guest) has a Ph.D. in European Painting and Sculpture and thirty years of experience in museums and higher education. She is Executive Director of Cleveland Philanthropy, a small educational 501(c)(3) with a goal of sharing inspirational philanthropic stories that have the power to shape Cleveland's future. Witchey also serves as Director of Education & Outreach for ICA-Art Conservation and teaches graduate-level museum studies classes for Case Western Reserve University and Johns Hopkins University. She is also Senior Fellow for Museums for EdFutures (http://www.edfutures.org/team), a US-based not-for-profit with a focus on education across the globe in four key areas: strategic leadership, research, policy, and practice. Witchey is the author of Progressive Vision: The History of Downtown Cleveland (1986), An Uncommon Mission (2000), Cocktail at the Museum (2015), The Randall Wade Travel Journals 1870-71 (2016), and The Autobiography of Jeptha Homer Wade: A Modest American (2018). She is the co-author of The Fine Arts in Cleveland: An Illustrated History (1994) with John Vacha. In recognition of her work, she was named as one of the most interesting people in Cleveland by Cleveland Magazine in 2016 (http://bit.ly/1YOi15h).

Chelsea Marcantel

Chelsea Marcantel

(Playwright) is an LA-based writer, director, and collaborator. Reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, Chelsea has lived and made theatre among the peoples 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 more(Playwright) is an LA-based writer, director, and collaborator. Reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, Chelsea has lived and made theatre among the peoples 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, which have been produced across the US and Canada, include Airness, Everything is Wonderful, Tiny Houses, Ladyish, Devour, and the online theatrical experience Citizen Detective. She is the recent recipient of the Elizabeth M. Olsen New Play Award (2018) and the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre (2021). Chelsea is currently working on commissions from Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Signature Theatre DC, and the Geffen Playhouse, as well as three commercial musicals, and various television and film projects. As a writer, she 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 is an enthusiastic member of The Writers Guild of America and The Dramatists Guild, and runs with a fantastic group of activists called The Kilroys. www.ChelseaMarcantel.com

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