---"Chelsea Thaler’s direction is seamless...She keeps the audience engaged the entire way through with subtle and evocative use of space"
-DC Theatre Scene, on directing I Am The Gentry by Cara Gabriel, Capital Fringe Festival 2015
---"Chelsea Thaler’s direction keeps things moving smoothly as we follow Gabriel’s youthful, optimistic house hunting days, to run-ins with prostitutes, pit-bulls, and police."
-DC Metro Theater Arts, on I Am The Gentry, 2015
---"The piece is nicely written...the subject is tough and immediate...and it's enough to hear the words."
-Washington Post, on I Am the Gentry, 2015
---"In the role, Chelsea Thaler brings to the production a much- needed dose of unconditional, judgment-free love." DC Theatre Scene, 2016
---"Sixteen year-old Savannah, played with a fun sense of youthful impetuosity by Chelsea Thaler, takes it all in stride." DC Metro Theater Arts, 2016
---"Goading one minute; endearing and profound the next, Thaler captures the mysterious paradox of the American adolescent." MD Theatre Guide, 2016