January 2021
Kelsey is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Theatre Studies from Montclair State University.

May 2019

Kelsey will return to Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater for their 35th anniversary season this summer.  She will play Joan Plowright in Orson's Shadow and Ensemble in Rhinoceros.  The plays will be performed in repertory.


January 2019

Kelsey is delighted to announce she continues to teach Method Acting in the Lee Strasberg Young Actors Program.  This year she also adds classes in Screenwriting, Playwriting and Performance, and Shakespeare to her resume.  In April, she will begin teaching in the NYU program at the Studio.

November 2018

Kelsey was awarded an ArtUniverse scholarship to attend the International Physical Theatre Lab and IUGTE Annual Multidisciplinary Conference in Austria this December. 


August 2018

Kelsey's new play LARVAE directed by Will Detlefsen will make its NYC premiere August 30th-September 2nd at Alchemical Studios on 14th street. Ticket Information

July 2018

Kelsey will originate another one of playwright Dennis Bush's fabulous characters in the premiere production of ...Where You Eat as a part of the Fresh Fruit Festival in New York City July 19th, 20th, and 21st.  Festival information here

April 2018

Kelsey's collaboration with composer David Bird Lonelyhearts, will be one of the three theatrical works in 21st Century Sound Stories produced by Qubit and TAK Ensemble, for one night only April 28th, 8pm. 
*The New Yorker announcement for the event.
*Tickets available on a sliding scale here.

Kelsey opens Blithe Spirit at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY.  See Press Page for reviews!  Runs through May 6th. 

Kelsey is accepted as an Artist in Residence at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony for the 2nd year in a row to write her first full length play.

January 2018

Kelsey will play Edith in Noël Coward's classic comedy Blithe Spirit directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY April 6th-May 6th. More info

Kelsey is the newest addition to the Faculty at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.  She teaches Classics in the Young Actors Program. 

December 2017

Kelsey was voted one of the favorite performances of 2017 by the Cape Cod Times for playing The Woman in The Turn of the Screw at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

November 2017

Kelsey Torstveit plays The Woman in Jeffrey Hatcher's two person adaptation of The Turn of the Screw at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.  See Press for reviews...

October 2017

Kelsey will play Jennifer in the staged reading of Red Maple: A Love Story For Empty Nesters by David Bunce as a part of the Next Act New Play Summit at Capital Repertory Theatre.

April 2017

Kelsey is thrilled to announce that she has been accepted into the Artist in Residency program at Byrdcliffe Art Colony for the summer of 2017 to write her one act play The Octopus.  For more information on the program you can visit the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild website.