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Natalie Menna

 
Bio:
Natalie Menna is an award-winning playwright and actress living in downtown Brooklyn. A native New Yorker, she was recently awarded Outstanding Playwriting of a One-Act and Outstanding Overall Production of a One-Act for her play Occasionally Nothing in Planet Connections Festival 2016. She was ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Natalie Menna is an award-winning playwright and actress living in downtown Brooklyn. A native New Yorker, she was recently awarded Outstanding Playwriting of a One-Act and Outstanding Overall Production of a One-Act for her play Occasionally Nothing in Planet Connections Festival 2016. She was ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Natalie Menna Biography


Natalie Menna is an award-winning playwright and actress living in downtown Brooklyn. A native New Yorker, she was recently awarded Outstanding Playwriting of a One-Act and Outstanding Overall Production of a One-Act for her play Occasionally Nothing in Planet Connections Festival 2016. She was also awarded Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading and Best Actor for her full-length drama Committed at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2015. Committed, produced by Ego Actus, received six nominations, including Outstanding Production of a Staged Reading, Outstanding Playwright For A New Play in a Reading, Best Director, Best Actress, and Two Nominations for Best Actor.

She was nominated for Outstanding Writer for her full-length comedy Zen A.M. in Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2014. Her solo show Roberta! was featured in United Solo Theatre Festival, Theatre Row, in November 2014 and for an Encore Presentation in September 2016. Select previous awards include The Nettie Award for Best Solo Show for her play I-pod in the Network One-Act Festival, and Best Actress for I-pod in The Midtown International Theatre Festival. I-Pod also was part of United Solo Festival 2013. Her play Hiroshi-Me, Me, Me was a finalist in both The Strawberry Festival and The Network One-Act Festival, with two nominations for Best Actress and Winner for Best Supporting Actress.

I-pod, Roberta!, and Zen A.M. published on indietheaternow in 2016.




Natalie Menna News

HEDDA GABLER Postponed One Week Due to a Casting Change Photo HEDDA GABLER Postponed One Week Due to a Casting Change
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022

Due to a cast change, 'Hedda Gabler' must postpone its opening by one week. The production now begins September 29, runs through October 9. Sean Phillips takes over role of Eilert Lovborg.

Theater for the New City to Present August Strindberg Rep in HEDDA GABLER in Septembe Photo Theater for the New City to Present August Strindberg Rep in HEDDA GABLER in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

Director/translator Robert Greer will set Ibsen's 'Hedda Gabler' in 1981 Norway for the world premiere of his modern translation of the play, which will be presented by Theater for the New City September 23 to October 9.

OCCASIONALLY, NOTHING Absurdist Play By Natalie Menna Announced at Theatre for the Ne Photo OCCASIONALLY, NOTHING Absurdist Play By Natalie Menna Announced at Theatre for the New City
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

It was inevitable, perhaps, that post-truth politics would seep into 21st century absurdist theater.  One sunny example is 'Occasionally Nothing' by Natalie Menna, which takes us to an upsetting time-to-come when something can become a profound, obvious nothing. 

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Love Gets Debated, The Duplex Gets a Makeover and the K. Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Love Gets Debated, The Duplex Gets a Makeover and the K.G.B. Switches Allegiances
by Michael Dale - Mar 6, 2022

An audience participation panel discussion show that tours one-nighters around the country debates how to get dating right.

Theater for the New City Presents August Strindberg's DANCE OF DEATH, PARTS ONE AND T Photo Theater for the New City Presents August Strindberg's DANCE OF DEATH, PARTS ONE AND TWO
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2022

From February 25 to March 13, Theater for the New City (TNC) will present the August Strindberg Rep production of August Strindberg's 'Dance of Death, Parts One and Two,' newly translated and directed by Robert Greer.

August Strindberg Rep Performs DANCE OF DEATH, PARTS 1 & 2 at Theater for the New Cit Photo August Strindberg Rep Performs DANCE OF DEATH, PARTS 1 & 2 at Theater for the New City This Month
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2022

From February 25 to March 13, Theater for the New City (TNC) will present the August Strindberg Rep production of August Strindberg's 'Dance of Death, Parts One and Two,' newly translated and directed by Robert Greer.

The Theater for the New City Production of OCCASSIONALLY NOTHING Postponed to the Fal Photo The Theater for the New City Production of OCCASSIONALLY NOTHING Postponed to the Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

The Theater for the New City production of 'Occasionally Nothing' by Natalie Menna, which was originally scheduled for June 4-20, 2021, has been postponed to September 19-October 9, 2021

OCCASIONALLY NOTHING to be Presented by Theater for the New City Photo OCCASIONALLY NOTHING to be Presented by Theater for the New City
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021

It was inevitable, perhaps, that post-truth politics would seep into 21st century absurdist theater. One sunny example is 'Occasionally Nothing' by Natalie Menna, which takes us to an upsetting time-to-come when something can become a profound, obvious nothing. Life becomes the time in between the sometimes which sometimes happen.

SMARTPHONE SHORTS to be Presented at Oberon Theatre Ensemble's Film Festival Photo SMARTPHONE SHORTS to be Presented at Oberon Theatre Ensemble's Film Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2021

LanDan Consulting has announced Oberon Theatre Ensemble's 'Smartphone Shorts' (Brad Fryman, Artistic Director). An evening featuring short films created during Oberon's Smartphone Workshops. The films were shot exclusively on smartphones as the ensemble negotiated its way through the pandemic.

Strindberg's THE PELICAN and ISLE OF THE DEAD Will Have World Premieres Together at T Photo Strindberg's THE PELICAN and ISLE OF THE DEAD Will Have World Premieres Together at TNC
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020

Sweden's greatest modernist playwright, August Strindberg, returned from the Continent to Stockholm in 1906, where he lived out his last seven years. There he wrote 'The Pelican' for his Intimate Theater in 1907 and 'Isle of the Dead' (Toten-Insel) immediately after as its prologue. The latter was unpublished until 1918 and rediscovered in the early 60s, when it was found and promptly dismissed as an incomplete fragment. The two plays were finally reunited by Ingmar Bergman in a radio version in 2003. It was his last dramatic production. From February 6 to 22 August Strindberg Rep, a resident company of Theater for the New City (TNC), will bring the two plays to the stage together for the first time in history. It will also be the world premiere of new English translations of both plays by Robert Greer, Artistic Director of Strindberg Rep, who helms the production.