Natalie Menna

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April 2019

Cast in Stig Dalager's Family Night, a portion of which to be presented at TNC's Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, May '19.

March 2019

Dream Up Festival invites Strindberg Rep to revive its The Father in September. Reprising role of Laura.

February 2019

Crystal Field, artistic director, Theater for the New City, to produce my Zen A.M. June 2019, directed by Andrew Block, and Committed, directed by Austin Pendleton, June 2020.

November 2018

Me Three and Strindberg's The Father perform in rep at the Gene Frankel.

October 2018

Cast as female lead Laura in Strindberg Rep's upcoming production of The Father.

September 2018

Performed lead role of Tekla in Creditors at Dream Up.

September 2018

Occasionally Nothing plays at Dream Up Festival.

May 2018

My solo show I-POD and my one-act play Hiroshi-Me, Me, Me will be produced by the Strindberg Rep at the Gene Frankel Theatre in November.

April 2018

Scene from my full-length play Zen A.M. selected for Lower East Side Festival at Theatre for the New City, directed by Mary Tierney, May 25-27.

March 2018

My full-length play Occasionally Nothing selected for Dream Up Festival at Theatre for the New City, directed by Ivette Dumeng, August 26-September 16.

February 2018

Cast as Tekla, lead in Creditors at Strindberg Rep in Dream Up Festival at Theatre for the New City, directed by Robert Greer, August 26-September 16.

Scripted benefit for Lucky's Lighting How Do We Love: Verse 2 at Gene Frankel Theatre.

September 2017

My full-length play Committed presented at !4th Street Y, directed by Brock Harris Hill.

Maiken Wiese awarded Outstanding Supporting Actress for Occasionally Nothing at Planet Connections Theater Festivity (PCTF) Award Ceremony at Alvin Ailey Theatre.

August 2017

Occasionally Nothing nominated for Outstanding Revival/Adaptation at PCTF.

Maiken Wiese nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress and David Triacca Outstanding Supporting Actor for Occasionally Nothing at PCTF.

July 2017

Full-length play Occasionally Nothing presented at Teatro LATEA by PCTF, directed by Ivette Dumeng.

February 2017

Adapted Stig Dalager's Journey in Light and Shadow for Strindberg Rep at Gene Frankel Theatre, directed by Robert Greer.

Scripted benefit for Lucky's Lighting How Do We Love at Gene Frankel Theatre.

September 2016

My one-act play Occasionally Nothing awarded Outstanding Playwriting of a One-Act/Short Form and Outstanding Overall Production of a One-Act/Short Form at PCTF Award Ceremony at Cherry Lane Theater.

My play Montana presented at Nylon Fusion's This Round's on Us.

July/August 2016

My one-act plays I-POD, Montana, and Occasionally Nothing presented under title Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, at Paradise Factory Theater in PCTF.

June 2016

Roberta! selected for encore series in United Solo Festival 2016! Show date Sept. 26 @ 7:30. To learn more and to purchase tix:

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye: Three Plays of Verbal Bondage to be presented in Planet Connections Theatre Festivity 2016! Featuring the plays I-Pod, Montana, and Occasionally Nothing. To learn more and to purchase tix:

March 2016

Reading of my play 'Steps' at Theaterlab produced by White Rabbit Productions.

February 2016

My plays Roberta, i-POD, and Zen A.M. published by

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Zen A.M.:

November 2015

Completed Playwriting Workshop with Nicky Silver at Vineyard Theatre

"Committed" Wins Two Awards at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity

Very honored that Planet Connections Theatre Festivity has awarded my play "Committed" with two awards: Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading and Best Actor for Imran Sheikh! Thanks to amazing director Joan Kane, fabulous producer light/sound designer Bruce A. Kraemer, Ego Actus, and the stellar cast Molly Collier, Peter Collier, Ivette Dumeng, Michael Puzzo, and Imran Sheikh. Thanks to Planet Connections and Brock Harris Hill, Glory Kadigan, Laura Mae Baker, David Stallings and the entire staff! Congrats to all the nominees and winners! Fun night!

Six Nominations for "Committed" in Planet Connections

I am very proud to announce that my play "Committed" has received six nominations in Planet Connections: Outstanding Playwright of a New Play in a Staged Reading, Outstanding Overall Production by Ego Actus of a Staged Reading, Outstanding Direction by Joan Kane of a Staged Reading, Outstanding Actors Michael Puzzo and Imran Sheikh in a Reading, and Outstanding Actress Ivette Dumeng in a Reading.

Read more at: 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Kicks Off Next Month; Lineup Announced!

This year's Festivity selections encompass the worlds of sci-fi, romantic comedy, memoirs, life before and after death, and social justice. Artists returning to this year's Festivity include Rising Sun Theatre Company (The Firebird) and Ego Actus (Atlantis Unearthed, Emerald Girl and Committed).


Watch: Interview with Natalie Menna, playwright of I-POD and actress Nandita Chandra

Pearl Hale Interview with Natalie Menna, playwright of I-POD and actress Nandita Chandra.

(Yes, I can play ditzy... WTF!!?)