Courtney Wetzel

Courtney Wetzel is a Brooklyn-based creator, director, collaborator
and an avid supporter of new scripts and writers.



Audio Excerpt:

An Heiress to Remember

by Maya Rodale 

Script by Maya Rodale, Meghan Jones, and Courtney Wetzel

Directed by Courtney Wetzel

Performed by Meghan Jones and Ryan Blackwell

Edited by Jonathan Arthur Ashley

The Motherf*ckin' Hat Plays

produced by

Labyrinth Theater Company

Rachel's Meeting by Charles Goforth

directed by Courtney Wetzel

featuring Margaret Ladd and Carrie Braver

Ecstatically, Ekphrastically Yours

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists' Coalition


For the 5th season, Word Cabaret has commissioned writers to create original written pieces in response to visual art. 

This year's writers are Padraic Lillis, Nate Dobson, Cindy Hanson, John Francis Istel and Morgan McGuire.  Witness these original compositions during  tours through the BWAC gallery.

Courtney Wetzel directs. 


by Craig "Mums" Grant

Directed by Walter Puryear

Associate Director Courtney Wetzel

Co-Produced by MoMA PopRally and the Andrew Freedman Home 


by Meghan Jones

directed by Courtney Wetzel

Celebrating The Shelter’s ten years of supporting artists and creating powerful productions, Shelter X is a week of workshops, readings, and festivals written, directed, and acted by Shelter artists.


Short Film 

Supported Producer Jean Goto and Director Mark Cheng on their ambitious and funny short.

Burn It Down


A scrappy, collaborative, learn-by-doing-film collective.

Courtney is a member of the workshop and production wings, and has taken on roles including first AD, editor and director.

The Accident


Award winning The Accident by Dipti Bramhandkar had its world premiere at the Frigid Festival NYC.



Courtney Wetzel is a theater director, collaborator and avid supporter of new plays and writers. Recent directing credits include: Beauteous (Craig muMs Grant; Andrew Freedman Home, MoMA), Gee I Hope You Have Fun at My Mom’s Death (Bree O’Connor; Playful Substance), Trapper (Meghan Jones; The Shelter), and The Accident (Dipti Bramhandkar; Frigid Festival, The Kraine Theater). She is a member of Burn It Down and The Farm Theater's Director's Roundtable. 




Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett


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