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Chelsey Donn
About Me

Chelsey Donn is a bi-coastal actress and comedian who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to two proud Brooklyn natives and was raised in Southern New Jersey. Chelsey spent the summers of her early childhood in the Catskill Mountains watching her grandmother, Sherry Mann, perform stand-up comedy. From a very young age Chelsey was inspired by […]


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Official Selection at Sedona International Film Festival

We’re super excited to announce that Orenthal: The Musical will be part of the 20th Annual Sedona International Film Festival! Our screening times are as follows: Wed., Feb. 26 at 6:15 pm (at Harkins Theatres) Saturday, March 1 at 9 pm (at Mary D. Fisher Theatre) More information here Viva la OJ!

Groundlings – Intermediate

After 12 incredible weeks studying at the Groundlings, Chelsey has been chosen to advance to intermediate!   More updates on Chelsey’s experience in intermediate coming soon!

Official Selection at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

We are extremely excited to announce that Orenthal: The Musical will have its West Coast Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival! Click Here for Screening times and ticket information. VIVA LA OJ!  

Chelsey Started Class at Groundlings

Chelsey is very excited to be studying at the esteemed Groundlings school. Stay tuned for updates!

Woodstock Film Festival Official Selection

We are thrilled to announce that Orenthal: The Musical will have its New York Premiere at the prestigious Woodstock Film Festival! We have screenings on October 4th and 5th and are competition finalists for Best Feature Narrative and Best Editing. Tickets on sale September 12th. Viva la OJ!     Click Here for Tickets


Chelsey auditioned for and has been accepted into The Groundlings School! She is very excited to take classes at such a well respected improv and comedy institution and will be enrolling soon. Stay tuned for details!

Michael Moore boasts about Orenthal: The musical

Here’s a video of Michael Moore talking about our movie,Orenthal: The Musical.‪ ‎#nosleeptildistributio‬n  

Official Selection at Traverse City Film Festival

Excited to announce that Orenthal: The Musical has accepted an invitation from Michael Moore to premiere at this year’s Traverse City Film Festival!! From the official program – ” Orenthal, as in OJ Simpson? Yup. The film I wish I woulda made, and one of the best comedies in the festival.” – Michael Moore More information here -http://secure.traversecityfilmfest.org/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=59874%7E4d61cd53-466a-4a38-9b0c-5dd9c77930d9& […]

Trailer for Orenthal: The Musical

Check out the hilarious official trailer for Orenthal: The Musical  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNyjfMZ5-gM

Orenthal Updates

Chelsey just finished ADR on Orenthal and it looks amazing! For more updates Like Orenthal on facebook or check imdb for more information!

Congratulations to Lucy Alibar and Beasts of the Southern Wild!

A huge congratulations to Lucy Alibar on all of her, well deserved, success with Beasts of the Southern Wild including four Oscar nominations! Chelsey was lucky enough to have worked with Lucy on her play, Mommy Says I’m Pretty on the Insides, at the Williamstown Theater Festival! Way to go Lucy!

Teaser for Hollywood Walk of Shame

Check out the teaser for the new web series, Hollywood Walk of Shame, starring Chelsey alongside Jessica Andres and Twilight’s Kiowa Gordon! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF5R3b8vwc0   For more information about the series check out  www.hollywoodwalkofshame.com  


Come join Chelsey and an All-Star cast of FUTURITY heroes for the official album release. Featuring the kinetic percussion instruments we built in collaboration with American Repertory Theater, and hilarious meta-narrative banter. You will laugh and cry and be forced to think about the very nature of intelligence. FUTURITY is a musical about a Civil […]


Chelsey is now a full time cast member in Neil Patrick Harris’ Accomplice: Hollywood. You can catch Chelsey performing in the show every saturday! For tickets and more information go to http://accomplicetheshow.com

Futurity Continues at the Walker Arts Center

After a very successful run at the A.R.T, Futurity continues its run at the gorgeous Walker Art Center in Minneapolis!   For more information visit: http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/futurity-a-musical-by-the-lisps


After three years of workshops, readings, concerts, and development Futurity is finally headed for it’s world premier at American Repertory Theater. Chelsey is thrilled to be a part of this momentous production. Directed by Sarah Benson  (MTC: That Face, Soho Rep: Blasted), music direction by Deb Barsha, and choreographed by Annie B. Parsons (Big Dance […]


Chelsey is thrilled to join the cast of Futurity at the American Repertory Theater. Rehearsals have begun! Working on this show is sure to be an incredible experience! More information on tickets to come…


Chelsey was photographed by renowned photographer Zach Gold for Dominic Louis, a high end contemporary unisex fashion label, as part of their  fashion campaign: I AM FOR DOMINIC LOUIS. Chelsey’s image is part of a series of images which were used as the inspiration for the DOMINIC LOUIS fall 2012 line.   Check out Dominic Louis: http://dominiclouis.com/


Chelsey joins The Lisps and Michael Cerveris to record the Futurity concept album. It is sounding incredible!! More details for the album release coming soon!

Futurity Concert at Joes Pub with Michael Cerveris

 COME SEE FUTURITY IN CONERT AT JOE’S PUB! DECEMBER 16 AT 9:30PM SEE MORE DETAILS AT: http://playbill.com/news/article/157560-Michael-Cerveris-Will-Join-The-Lisps-for-Upcoming-Futurity-Concert-at-Joes-Pub


….spent an incredible week workshopping Futurity at American Repertory Theater under the fabulous direction of Sarah Benson. It was incredible to be back in the room with the lisps and fellow Futurity members Michael Cerveris and Aaron Schroeder, as well as the  phenomenally talented ART actors. This show is a tremendous gift and every time […]


Chelsey joins the cast of the critically acclaimed interactive theater show, Accomplice: Hollywood, produced by Neil Patrick Harris.   For more information on Accomplice, visit: http://accomplicetheshow.com/

Orenthal: The Musical

Chelsey is thrilled to have been cast in the wonderful and hilarious film, Orenthal the Musical, with a cast of brilliant actors including: Larisa Oleynik,  Malcolm Barrett, Jonathan Slavin, and Owiso Odera!! “Orenthal: The Musical” is a feature-length narrative comedy about Eugene Olivier and his suicidal quest to stage the next great American musical. After […]


Chelsey will be on Onion News Network tonight at 10/9c on IFC!! If you miss it you can buy the episode on itunes. The name of the episode is “The Real Obama”  Tune in!!

The World’s Astonishing News

Chelsey will appear in an upcoming episode of The World’s Astonishing News, a popular Japanese television series, covering unusual or outrageous stories from around the world. Chelsey played the role of a psychic (see photo above). Unfortunately this program only airs in Japan but hopefully we can get some clips up from the episode after […]