By Chelsea Marcantel
Sept 16th - Oct 10th, 2021

MA - For Mature Audiences: Language

When actual guitarist Nina enters an air guitar competition, she thinks the whole thing is pretty silly, but she soon discovers that it takes real talent and charisma to become the champion. Does Nina have what it takes to do more than play pretend and seriously rock it? Airness is a comedy about "being authentic to your true self, letting go of your inhibitions and accepting others for who they are."
– Onstage Colorado

Woman with long blond ponytail and rock n'roll clothing strumming an air guitar

Now Streaming!

For our audiences who can't make it to the Alvina Krause Theatre in person, BTE is stoked to announce that you can rock out to 'Airness' right from your own couch! Don't delay as the show times are limited and the ability to stream ends October 10th.

Due to restrictions from Broadway On Demand, BTE is unable to include the streaming of 'Airness' to our subscribers and season ticket holders. We apologize for any confusion regarding the matter.

Box Office Information

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Cast and Crew


Eric Wunsch


Jon Schultz

Jon Schultz
as Ed "Shreddy Eddy" Leary

Domenic Santos

Domenic Santos
as Gabe "Golden Thunder" Partridge

Andrew Hubatsek

Andrew Hubatsek
as Mark "Facebender" Lender

Amy Rene Byrne

Amy Rene Byrne
as Astrid "Cannibal Queen" Anderson

Marisol Rosa-Shapiro

Marisol Rosa-Shapiro
as Nina "The Nina" O'Neal

Aaron White

Aaron White
as David "D Vicious" Cooper

James Goode

James Goode
as Announcer, Sprite Executive, Hooded Figure


Michael Yerges
Set Designer

Zak Knoll
Lighting Designer

Thom Sirkot
Costume Designer

Lyell Hintz
Sound Designer

A'nie Kirchner
Props Designer

Production Team

Michael Yerges
Production Stage Manager

A'nie Kirchner
Company Stage Manager

Earl Martz
Technical Director

Thom Sirkot
Costume Shop Manager

Isabel Benfield
High School Intern/Crew

Elliot Doerschler
High School Intern/Crew

Cora Vanderhoof
High School Intern/Crew

About Chelsea Marcantel

Chelsea Marcantel

Chelsea Marcantel is an LA-based writer, director, and collaborator.

Reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, Chelsea has lived and made theatre among the tribes of the Midwest, Appalachia, the Mid-Atlantic, and now the West Coast. In 2016, she completed a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Fellowship at The Juilliard School. Her plays include Airness, Everything is Wonderful, Ladyish, Devour, and Tiny Houses. They have been produced around the United States and Canada (and Chelsea is vigorously working on becoming a sensation abroad as well).

Current commissions: San Francisco Playhouse & Delaware Theatre Company.

Chelsea has been entrusted with young minds at Virginia Intermont College and Emory & Henry College, and loved every minute of it. As a writer, Chelsea is extremely interested in humans as small-group primates, and what happens when the rules and value systems of our chosen groups cease to serve us. She reads a lot of books, watches a lot of documentaries, and listens to a lot of podcasts. Chelsea is an avid self-producer, an enthusiastic member of The Writers Guild of America and The Dramatists Guild, and is definitely working on something amazing right this very minute.

Photo by Ryan Bourque Photography

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