Natalie Menna is an award-winning playwright and actress living in downtown Brooklyn. A native New Yorker, her most recent production of Committed was performed in September 2017 at the 14th Street Y to excellent reviews. She was nominated for Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival/Adaptation/Sequel for her full-length play Occasionally Nothing in PCTF 2017. Resident playwright at Strindberg Rep, she adapted Journey in Light and Shadow by Stig Dalager in February 2017 at the Gene Frankel Theatre.
Natalie was awarded Outstanding Playwriting of a One-Act and Outstanding Overall Production of a One-Act for her play Occasionally Nothing in PCTF 2016. Her full-length drama Committed received Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading and Best Actor at PCTF 2015. Her play Montana was featured in Nylon Fusion This Rounds' on Us in September 2016. She was nominated for Outstanding Writer for her full-length comedy Zen A.M. in PCTF 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 MITF. 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. Roberta, I-POD, and Zen A.M. were published by indietheaternow.com. Attended playwriting workshops with Nicky Silver at the Vineyard Theatre; Casey Childs, Andrew Leynse and David Caudle at Primary Stages. Upcoming: Occasionally Nothing in Dream Up Festival at Theatre for the New City August/September 2018, selection from Zen A.M. in Lower East Side Festival at TNC May 2018, I-POD and Hiroshi-Me, Me, Me at the Gene Frankel Theatre November 2018. Cast as Tekla in Strindberg Rep's Creditorsat Dream Up Festival 2018.