TEC MIXED ARTS PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
The Mixed-Arts Performance Partnership Program
The Mixed-Arts Performance Partnership Program, combines this curiosity of theatrical innovation with Chelsea’s skills in community engagement and facilitation. The Mixed-Arts Performance Partnership Program (MAAP) is a 14 week digital program which pairs underhoused or homeless, equity seeking "youth" (15-29 years old) with artist mentors in four performance based disciplines - theatre, spoken word poetry, digital performance art, and drag. Participants will engage in an online group workshop of each discipline, and then will choose two of the disciplines to receive 1:1 reoccurring online mentorship in with the goal of creating a 10-20 minute performance piece.
Chelsea Woolley (Ontario) biography
Chelsea Woolley is a playwright whose work includes: Enormity, Girl, and the Earthquake in Her Lungs (Nightwood Theatre’s Groundswell Festival), The Mountain (Geordie Productions, Spinning Dot Theatre), and These Peaceable Kingdoms (New Words Festival).
Chelsea’s work has been recognized through a number of awards including: Tarragon Theatre’s RBC Emerging Playwright (2019), The Playwright Guild of Canada’s SureFire List, The Ellen Ross Stuart Opening Doors Award, and the Toronto Fringe New Play Contest.
She has attended the Banff Playwright’s Lab and the National New Play Network’s MFA Playwright’s Workshop at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC. As an arts facilitator, Chelsea has worked with the Toronto Boys and Girls Club, the Harbourfront Centre, Crows Theatre, Scarborough Arts Centre, Young People’s Theatre, and Project Humanity.
Chelsea is the creator and program director of a youth program at Red Door Shelter where last spring she and eight teens co-wrote a play titled One Day. Chelsea is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting Program.