More Myself Than I Am
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

More Myself Than I Am

Kelsey will be starring as Cathy in “More Myself Than I Am,” as part of The Secret Theatre’s Act One: One Act Festival.

Heathcliff and Catherine are finally together in the afterlife, when they realize they don't really like each other. No, really.

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Goodbye Stranger
Nov
1
9:30 AM09:30

Goodbye Stranger

Kelsey will be playing April in the short film, Goodbye Stranger.

When Adam goes to visit his girlfriend Kora’s family in the middle of rural Pennsylvania, the intense female dynamics between Kora and her sisters, April and Rosie, begin to unnerve Adam. As he quickly starts to unravel and drown in the shadow of the sister’s female bond, Adam’s misplaced masculinity is exposed, revealing his true, dark self.

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Shiyr Shorts: Bedlam
Oct
14
to Oct 30

Shiyr Shorts: Bedlam

Shiyr Shorts: Bedlam - a night of original comedic short plays in a brand new party-theatre atmosphere at the CLOUDBAR - the rooftop bar of the citizenM hotel in the heart of Times Square! Must be over 21.

Sundays October 14, 21, & 28 at 5PM

Tuesdays October 16, 23, & 30 at 7:30PM

Cocktail Hour commences one hour prior to showtime.

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A Lovely Damaged Quality by Mackenzie McBride
Aug
20
to Aug 26

A Lovely Damaged Quality by Mackenzie McBride

Kelsey will be playing Jody in Typed Out Productions' A Lovely Damaged Quality by Mackenzie McBride as part of NY Theater Festival's Summerfest.

A Lovely Damaged Quality - Jody descends into the dark depths of her imagination as she tries to make sense of her father's suicide. Overwhelmed with grief, she finds herself in a chaotic and magical world where her dad still lives inside of the pages of her notebook, a mysterious old woman throws snowballs at her, and her mother has turned into a pile of cashmere sweaters.

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The Mound Builders by Lanford Wilson
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Mound Builders by Lanford Wilson

Kelsey will be playing Jean in a staged reading of The Mound Builders by Lanford Wilson, directed by Bruce McCarty.

Tuesday, July 24th at 7:30PM - The William Esper Studio Theater

Free Admission - seat reservation is encouraged. Email thekelseyclaire@gmail.com for a reservation.

The Mound Builders - At an archeological dig in the Midwest, a party of university scientists are unearthing vestiges of a lost Indian civilization. Heading the group is Dr. Howe, accompanied by his wife and daughter, and by a younger associate and his wife. They are all joined by Dr. Howe's sister, a famous and jaded novelist, who is "drying out" after many years of dissipation in remote parts of the world. There is also an outsider, the acquisitive son of a local landowner, who wants the digging site to be turned into a commercialized tourist trap. Interweaving past and present, the action of the play probes into the lives—and conflicts—of these disparate people. 

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Not Even The Good Things by Joseph Scott Ford
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Not Even The Good Things by Joseph Scott Ford

Kelsey is both directing and playing the role of Gina in Not Even The Good Things - a new pay by Joseph Scott Ford.

Monday, July 23rd at 6:30PM - The William Esper Studio Theatre

Free Admission - seat reservation is encouraged. Email thekelseyclaire@gmail.com for a reservation.

Not Even The Good Things - A group of six friends gather at a cabin to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. The only trouble is, they can't.

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2Y20M by Catherine Castellani
Jul
21
to Jul 22

2Y20M by Catherine Castellani

Kelsey will be playing the role of Abigail in Catherine Castellani's 2Y2MO as part of her HB Residency. 

July 21st & 22nd at 8PM - HB Studio First Floor Theatre

Reservation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rehearsal-space-residency-2y20m-by-catherine-castellani-tickets-47316185986

2Y2MO - In 1991 a crew of eight was sealed into Biosphere 2 to conduct the largest closed-system experiment ever devised or attempted. Two years and twenty minutes later they emerged. This is one story of their before, during, and after.

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Good Mourning
Apr
20
10:00 PM22:00

Good Mourning

Kelsey is directing the half hour comedic pilot, Good Mourning, written by John Pena Griswold and from Third Coffee.

When a "serious" actress and her bizarre comedian friend struggle to find work that's both fulfilling and paying, they end up crashing a funeral. After discovering that they've interrupted a  group of "Professional Mourners" paid by the family to blend in, they turn the morbid scenario into gainful employment.

Filming will begin April 2018.

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Shiyr Terror: Terrifyingly Funny
Oct
20
to Oct 29

Shiyr Terror: Terrifyingly Funny

Ten short comedic plays on death... MWAHAHA!

Kelsey will be both writing for and performing in Shiyr Production's fall writer's workshop.

Directed by David A. Gill

FEATURING:
Writers: Kelsey Claire, Emily Comisar, Joe Ford, David A. Gill, Douglas Rizzo Johnson, Mrinalini Kamath, Lee J. Kaplan, Laith Nakli, Paul Pakler, Tamra Paselk, Sarang Sharma

Actors: Kelsey Claire, Douglas Rizzo Johnson,  Lee J. Kaplan,* Tamra Paselk* 
Featuring: Krystal Marie Pou, Saadiq Vaughan, Eddie Wong

Papillon Bistro & Bar, Prohibition Room
Address: 22 E. 54th St (btwn Madison / 5th Ave)
When: Oct 20 & 27 @ 8pm (doors open 7:30pm), Oct 21, 22, 28 & 29 @ 2pm (doors open 1:30pm)
For more information: info@shiyr.org

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Breaking Up, the play
Sep
27
to Sep 28

Breaking Up, the play

Breaking Up, written by Michael Cristofer, is about the emotional challenges of Steve (Juan Garcés) and Alice (Renata Soares) as they try to end their relationship. A relationship that was based in a deep and juvenile love that couldn't support the weight of time and expectations.

Directed by KELSEY CLAIRE, Breaking up will open this week, running September 27th & 28th, at 6PM &  8PM, at 410 St Nicholas Ave, Manhattan, NY 10027. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online: https://goo.gl/EeYzS3.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Michael-Cristofers-BREAKING-UP-Begins-This-Week-in-NYC-20170925

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"Overruled" Gives Back - A Benefit Performance
Aug
20
2:00 PM14:00

"Overruled" Gives Back - A Benefit Performance

Shiyr Productions is bringing Overruled by George Bernard Shaw back for a one-time only benefit performance. All proceeds will go into a scholarship fund for one lucky student at our alma mater, The William Esper Studio.

For ticket reservations, email ShiyrProductions@gmail.com, suggested donation of $25.

Or, to make a tax-deductible donation, visit bit.ly/SupportaDreamer

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Hot Air - a short play by Kelsey Claire
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Hot Air - a short play by Kelsey Claire

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Written & directed by Kelsey Claire, Hot Air is a new short play about love, penguins, and death. It will be a part of the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Summer New Works Series.

Friday & Saturday at 6:30PM

Performed by Joe Ford

Set Design by Erin Nihill

Graphic Design by Alexander Bayer

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Overruled
Apr
9
2:00 PM14:00

Overruled

The first of a monthly residency - Shiyr Productions will be performing George Bernard Shaw's Overruled the second Sunday of every month in the Prohibition Room at Papillon Bistro & Bar in midtown Manhattan.

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Overruled
Sep
16
7:30 PM19:30

Overruled

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by George Bernard Shaw 

Featuring:

Kelsey Claire     Matthew Goodrich     Douglas Rizzo Johnson      Tamra Paselk

Director:  Elena Kritter

An immersive party theater experience in the Prohibition Room at the Papillon Bistro & Bar.

Cockatails 7:30PM, Show 8PM

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