Natalie Ann Valentine

Natalie Ann Valentine

Natalie Ann Valentine is a playwright, actor, burlesque performer, producer, administrator, slam poet, mental health activist, and general doer-of-things. She founded the Washington DC-based writer’s support group, Bridge Club: A Writer’s Collective, to give an opportunity for playwrights at any level to hear their work out loud in good company.

Natalie has worked as a playwright in capacities...
Natalie Ann Valentine is a playwright, actor, burlesque performer, producer, administrator, slam poet, mental health activist, and general doer-of-things. She founded the Washington DC-based writer’s support group, Bridge Club: A Writer’s Collective, to give an opportunity for playwrights at any level to hear their work out loud in good company.

Natalie has worked as a playwright in capacities large and small with Caps Lock Theatre (NYC), Pinky Swear Productions, Keegan Theater, Theater Alliance, Convergence Theatre, One Minute Play Festival, Rorschach Theatre, Pointless Theater Company, Young Playwrights' Theater, NuSass, Pussy REP, Spitball Theatre, The University of Maryland, the Kennedy Center's Page2Stage Festival (DC), Interrobang, Mobtown Players (Baltimore), high schools, summer camps, and more. She is a company member of the feminist theatre company Pinky Swear Productions. Natalie is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and returns each year to participate in their playwriting mentorship program.

Natalie is also a member of DC-based burlesque troupe the Manic Pixie Nightmares as manic pixie show ghoul Sylvia Trash.

She has a couple of cats and writes about them often. Follow her on Instagram @natalie.ann.valentine or on Twitter @NAVplaywright.

Plays

  • What To Do When You're Suicidal But You Can't Fight Fascists When You're Dead
    Slam poetry play on the super fun battle of mental illness and living in a present day dystopia.
  • Pillowtalk & Other Parts of Speech
    The intertwining of lives as they talk place in bed: a dorm room, a hotel, a master bedroom, a blanket under the stars.
  • The Funeral of Casey B. Collins
    A death and three lives left to mourn it.
  • Safe as Houses
    A storm is more than the harbinger of bad weather for a little coastal family.
  • Magic for Beginners
    You know how sometimes you accidentally summon the soul of a middle aged bat and it replaces that of your 16 year old (human) best friend? Yeah, Harper and Darling don't, either.
  • Trash
    A physical exploration of mental illness.
  • Turn Off All Lights
    A handful of high schoolers get stuck in a classroom during a lockdown with no teacher. What do they do/ Who is in charge? And more -- what is normal? What isn't? Co-written with Anna Lathrop.
  • Yule Be Merry, Or Else
    It's the holiday party at Misery Loves Co. Which goes just about as well as you might expect.
  • Left / RIght
    Why go? Well, why stay? A series of monologues exploring the reasons we leave.
  • Sunday at St. Jude's
    The rain brings an eccentric little crowd to shelter in a church confessional.
  • Chemistry 101
    A short, sweet play about coming out in high school.
  • A Tale of Two Polar Bears
    The world is definitely going to end, but not til an entrepreneurial penguin deals with these two idiot polar bears.
  • Three
    It is the first family Thanksgiving since the daughter of the family died in a car accident. What to do when there are three when there have always been four?
  • Unbound
    What happens after heartbreak? Two librarians and someone from the past ask too many questions and it doesn't end well. A spooky play.
  • Jellyfish Summer
    Charley is visiting Blue on her fall break from college. A lot of sorrow comes up while drinking redneck margaritas and getting stick and poke tattoos.