Celia Schaefer has performed Off-Broadway in “Chekhovek,” an adaptation of Chekhov short stories (the New York Times singled her out as as “a very fine Celia Schaefer” in a cast that they called “nimble, deftly portraying the numerous characters”) and “Voices of Swords,” a new play by Kari Floren. Other appearances in New York include shows with Ensemble Studio Theatre, LAByrinth, and Chicago City Limits Improv, and The Ohio Theater. Her recent regional work includes Stageworks/Hudson’s world premiere of “Tomorrow in the Battle” by Kieron Barry, “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar and “The Other Place” by Sharr White at Fusion Theatre Company, NM, and Ionesco’s “Exit the King” at the Living Room Theatre, VT.
Her television work includes CBS Daytime’s “As the World Turns” and NBC’s “Conviction” opposite Eric Balfour.
Film appearances include leading roles in Robert McCaskill’s “Heterosexuals” (trailer on YouTube) and Justin Lerner’s award-winning film “The Replacement Child” (full short film on Vimeo), as well as featured parts in Tony Kaye’s “Detachment” (starring Adrien Brody, trailer at www.detachment-film.com), Margo Pelletier’s “Thirsty” and Robert McCaskill’s “Detours.”
Celia is an alumna of The North Carolina School of the Arts, and has studied with Robert McCaskill, Wynn Handman and Michael Howard.