RBC EMERGING PLAYWRIGHT AWARD – 2019
Chelsea Woolley is a playwright whose work includes: Enormity, Girl, and the Earthquake in Her Lungs (Nightwood’s Groundswell Festival), The Mountain (Geordie Productions), These Peaceable Kingdoms (New Words Festival) and The Only Good Boy (Theatre BSMT). Chelsea’s work has been recognized through a number of awards including: The SureFire List, The Ellen Ross Stuart Opening Doors Award, The Playwright’s Guild of Canada RBC Emerging Playwright Award (Short List), The Toronto Fringe New Play Contest, and The Alberta Playwriting Competition. 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 a former high school teacher, Chelsea works closely with youth. Most recently she has worked with Etobicoke School of the Arts, Project Humanity, Red Door Shelter, and with Boys and Girls Club Toronto. Chelsea is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting Program.