Chalethia Williams is a former Coordinator of Theatre at Miles College is an Actress (member of AEA), Director, Writer, Workshop Instructor, Arts Educator and all things “Artsey”. She has a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL and a B.A. from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. After completion of an Apprenticeship at the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX, Chalethia returned to Birmingham, AL (1986). Her first performance when she returned was at the Terrific New Theatre (Sondheim’s You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow) where she is currently a Board Member since 2006.
She performed/worked on many of the local stages here in Birmingham from 1986 – 1993, as well as Birmingham Children’s Theatre. She earned her Actor Equity Association card with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, where her acting credits included Trojan Women, CROWNS and Gee’s Bend. Recent acting credits include Dearly Departed and Steel Magnolias (both at Encore Theatre and Gallery (located in Roebuck Springs, a suburb of Birmingham. Other acting roles include Savannah Disputation, Ruined. Chalethia has also various voiceovers with McDonald’s. She served as Director/Administrator for the Academy of Fine Arts Summer Drama Camp. She has worked as an Outreach Storyteller at North Birmingham Library. She has taught classes at UAB and University of Montevallo, Lawson State Community College and Spelman College in Atlanta She is a founding member of Onyx Agency, Inc. TV credits include The Rosa Parks Story with Ms. Angela Bassett Cecily Tyson and The Conviction of Kitty Dodds with Veronica Hamel and Kevin Dobson. Chalethia was divinely inspired in 2000 to create Milk n Cookies, Inc., a new cultural arts, and educational center, to expose children and their parents to the arts, starting in North Birmingham in Alabama and spreading throughout the world. Chalethia worked at University of Montevallo years ago, teaching Speech and serving as an Advisor for a graduating senior for her senior showcase and more recently she served as Director of Stickfly, Spring 2021.