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Jessica Natalie Smith is an actress, director and choreographer form Riverside California. Currently residing in Providence, Rhode Island, Jessica is in her third year at the Brown/ Trinity MFA Acting program. While at Brown, Jessica has had the honor of working at the Trinity Repertory Company as ... (read complete bio)
 

Jessica Natalie Smith Biography

Jessica Natalie Smith is an actress, director and choreographer form Riverside California. Currently residing in Providence, Rhode Island, Jessica is in her third year at the Brown/ Trinity MFA Acting program. While at Brown, Jessica has had the honor of working at the Trinity Repertory Company as both an actor and an educator.

Jessica has worked in several productions directed by Aileen McGroddy, these works include Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and New Dramatist Playwright Fellow Julia Izumi’s Akira Kurisowa Explains his work in Film and Yogurt. Leading up to the pandemic, Jessica was slated to take the stage as the leading lady in Euripedes’ Medea. Since then, she has been honored to work alongside James Dean Palmer and Myah Shien in The Gallery Players’ digital production of Hamlet as Laertes and Rosencrantz. A recent alumni of the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, Jessica has also completed a summer of study in the Hangar Theatre’ Lab Company.

This fall, Jessica will receive the chance opportunity to direct a play under the mentorship of acclaimed director, Brian Mertes. Her previous directing experiences include assisting and choreographing alongside Josiah Davis in David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette, assisting Drama League Fellow Tatyana Marie-Carlo in She Kills Monsters, and assistant directing and choreographing new works at the Trinity Repertory Company’s Young Actors Summer Institute.

For more information, please visit jessicanataliesmith.com





Jessica Natalie Smith News

Guthrie Theater Presents Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Photo Guthrie Theater Presents Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2023

The Guthrie Theater today announced the cast and creative team for Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Nicole A. Watson. Blues for an Alabama Sky will play January 28 ‚Äď March 12, 2023, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.

BWW Feature: The Real MVPs! - A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards Photo BWW Feature: The Real MVPs! - A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards
by James Blinken - May 25, 2022

On Friday, May 20, 2022, one hour before the Drama League Awards, Board President Bonnie Comley, Kirk Iwanowski, Mary Jain, and the Board Hosted a VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards right next to the Ziegfeld Ballroom. While the Drama League Distinguished Performance nominees were lining up for the dais, a cocktail party was in full swing in the adjacent ballroom.

Photos: Stars from A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Turn Out for the  Photo Photos: Stars from A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Turn Out for the Drama League Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2022

A-list guests at the event included Patti LuPone (Company, Evita, Gypsy), Ben Vereen (Pippin, Fosse, Wicked), Sutton Foster (The Music Man, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie), and freshly-minted 2022 Tony Award Nominated Actresses Shoshana Bean (Mr. Saturday Night, Wicked) Gabby Beans (Skin of Our Teeth, 'Succession,' 'House of Cards'), and Lear deBessonet (Encores! Into The Woods, Hercules, Miss You Like Hell), who will present the esteemed awards.

2022 Drama League Directors Project Recipients Announced Photo 2022 Drama League Directors Project Recipients Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

The stage directors receiving the fellowships, assistantships and residencies of the 2022 Drama League Directors Project: NJ Agwuna, Jean Carlo Yunén Aróstegui, Jennifer Chang, Andrew Coopman, Justin Emeka, Nadia Guevara, Emily Hartford, Susanna Jaramillo, Ibi Owolabi, Logan Gabrielle Schulman, Noam Shapiro, Jessica Natalie Smith, and Kendra Ware.

World Premiere of BEHOLD, A NEGRESS Kicks Off 2022 at Everyman Photo World Premiere of BEHOLD, A NEGRESS Kicks Off 2022 at Everyman
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2022

Everyman Theatre kicks off 2022 with Behold, A Negress, a World Premiere play by playwright and self-described boundary-pusher Jacqueline E. Lawton.

Michael Arden-Directed ALIEN/NATION Begins Tonight at Williamstown Theatre Festival Photo Michael Arden-Directed ALIEN/NATION Begins Tonight at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2021

Williamstown Theatre Festival celebrates tonight's first performance of ALIEN/NATION, the world premiere immersive theatrical experience in two parts from The Forest of Arden, written and devised by Eric Berryman, Jen Silverman, and the company of The Forest of Arden.

Nikki M. James, Zachary Noah Piser, Micaela Diamond & More Join Williamstown Theatre  Photo Nikki M. James, Zachary Noah Piser, Micaela Diamond & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival 2021 Live Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting and members of the creative teams for all three of their 2021 Live Season productions, which begins July 6 and will take place outdoors, socially distanced, and with safety prioritized.

RDA Producting To Stream World Premiere Reading Of Abraham Johnson's AND WE WILL EAT  Photo RDA Producting To Stream World Premiere Reading Of Abraham Johnson's AND WE WILL EAT YOUR GRIEF
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2020

Ryan Duncan-Ayala's RDA Producing, in collaboration with A STAR IS BORED PODCAST, is announcing the cast of and we will eat your grief by Abraham Johnson directed by Annika Perez-Krikorian, Assistant Directed and Dramaturged by Anna Zabel. The cast includes 24 Hour Plays: Nationals alumni Ekemini Ekpo, Alex Michell, and Jessica Natalie Smith.

RDA PRODUCING To Stream World Premiere Reading Of Abraham Johnson's AND WE WILL EAT Y Photo RDA PRODUCING To Stream World Premiere Reading Of Abraham Johnson's AND WE WILL EAT YOUR GRIEF
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 13, 2020

Ryan Duncan-Ayala's RDA Producing, in collaboration with A STAR IS BORED PODCAST, is announcing the cast of and we will eat your grief by Abraham Johnson directed by Annika Perez-Krikorian, Assistant Directed and Dramaturged by Anna Zabel. The cast includes 24 Hour Plays: Nationals alumni Ekemini Ekpo, Alex Michell, and Jessica Natalie Smith.