Chelsea is the winner of the 2017 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award. She has twice been a finalist for the prestigious JMK Award and was awarded the runner up prize in 2016, and she is a director on the Old Vic 12.
Chelsea’s most recent production was Low Level Panic at the Orange Tree Theatre, which was nominated for four Off West End awards, including Best Director, received rave reviews.
As director: Low Level Panic (Orange Tree Theatre), P’yongyang by In-Sook Chappell (Finborough Theatre), Klippies by Jessica Sian (Southwark Playhouse), Chicken Dust by Ben Weatherill (Finborough, Curve Leicester), Lean by Isley Lynn (Tristan Bates), Occupied by Catriona Kerridge (BAC/Bush)
As assistant director: Wild Dir. James MacDonald (Hampstead Theatre),
The Kid Stays in the Picture R&D Dir. Simon McBurney (Complicite), The Little Mermaid Dir. Simon Godwin (Bristol Old Vic), Routes Dir. Simon Godwin (Royal Court), Candida Dir. Simon Godwin (Theatre Royal Bath), Brimstone and Treacle Dir. Amelia Sears (Arcola Theatre), After Miss Julie Dir. Tom Daley (Salisbury Playhouse)
Chelsea is a script reader for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Bruntwood Prize; she is a Stage Business facilitator at the Old Vic and has directed three productions for Southwark Playhouse’s Young Company.