If you want to create a masterpiece, you must always avoid beautiful lies.
— Jerzy Grotowski


Chelsea is originally from Elko Nevada, 'the home of Cowboy Poetry.’  As a product of the spacious high dessert, she has a passion for our subconscious connection to our environments and our roots.

She moved to New York to study directing, and quickly became involved in the independent film and theatre scene. She has directed, produced, and developed short films, award-winning web series, and Off-Broadway theatre. She has a particular niche in dark comedy and character driven dramas. Her work has been described as subtle, detailed, and emotionally captivating.  

In addition to directing, she is a company member of Hapa Media with her collaborators Leah Kreitz, Dana Kreitz, and Gabe Quiroga. The company’s inaugural film “WHERE IT STOPS” premiered at Chelsea Film Festival in NYC. She is currently directing the company’s new pilot, “COMING OUT” written by Leah Kreitz. In addition to directing and producing, she serves as the Associate Executive Director of The Actors Studio Drama School Repertory season.  



Oct. 2019 - ‘ON DEATH & DYING’ a three-part film series co-written by Chelsea along with Dana Kreitz and Griffin Stanton-Ameisan has officially started pre-production, and will be shooting December 2019.

Oct. 2019 - Chelsea is proud to announce she will be directing ‘UNBRIDALED’ a new film by Mischa Dani Goodman and Caitlin Simpson, shooting October 2019 in Massachusetts.

Sept. 2019 - Chelsea produced her first feature, a project with a notable arts foundation in NYC including some very exciting collaborators and guest stars. She is excited to share more about this project in 2020!

Sept. 2019 - ‘VIRAGO’ a film written by Yessenia Rivas and directed by Chelsea B. Lockie has wrapped! Stay tuned for updates.


Aug. 2019 - ‘WOE IS SHE’, an award winning web series written by Stephanie Fagan, directed by Chelsea B. Lockie, starring Kathleen Simmonds and Stephanie Fagan has received it’s 20th official film festival selection in the web series category. Upcoming festivals in NYC area include ‘New Faces New Voices’ and ‘Golden Door’.


July 2019 - ‘COMING OUT’ a new pilot by Leah Kreitz and directed by Chelsea B. Lockie is in final cut! Stay tuned for more updates.

June 2019 - ‘THE INTREPIDS’ written by Julia Rae Maldonado and directed by Chelsea B. Lockie premiered at Theatre Easts 5XPRIDE Drama Series in collaboration with NYC PRIDE. It was shown in all five boroughs of NYC.


‘THE BAND’ written by Stephanie Fagan, directed by Chelsea B. Lockie was granted a full length staged reading at the legendary Actors Studio under the Playwrighting and Directors Unit. The reading featured a power-house team of actors including Timothy Doyle, Kate Taney-Billingsley, Michael Billingsley, Craig Bacon, Jaqueline Knapp, Bryan Hickey, Hannah Beck, and Zack Willis. The unit has been home to theatre legends such as Elia Kazan, Arthur Penn, and Harold Clurman.

‘RADICAL’ written by Sergio Castillo and directed by Chelsea B. Lockie was commissioned for a live podcast reading with THE PARSNIP SHIP. Now available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.


‘WE THREE’ a film co-created by Girl Soup Co(llective) (produced and co-directed by Chelsea B. Lockie) premiered at the NEW OHIO as a part of the SHE CREATES festival.

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‘MUSES’ a new full-length play written by Julia Rae Maldonado and directed by Chelsea B. Lockie was given a space grant by the MAKE/SHIFT company for a developmental staged reading at the New Ohio Theater.

‘WHERE IT STOPS’ written by Leah Kreitz, directed by Chelsea B. Lockie, and produced by Hapa Media had it’s premiere as an official selection of the Chelsea Film Festival.


'RADICAL' a new work directed by Chelsea B. Lockie & written by Sergio Castillo was presented at the NAACP Conference after a successful NYC premiere.


After a successful Off-Broadway premiere 'I KISSED YOUR BOYFRIEND: Another Feminist Rant' directed by Chelsea B. Lockie wasremounted at THE PIT 


9/7-9/9 - Chelsea directed a full length staged reading of 'An Ending' by Traci Parks at the legendary Actors Studio for the PDW Festival. 

‘WE THREE’ a new play by Julia Rae Maldonado was show at Theatre East’s 5X5 series. The play showed in all five boroughs in NYC.