Natalie Ann Valentine

Natalie Ann Valentine

Natalie Ann Valentine is a playwright, actor, burlesque performer, mixed-medium fiber artist, poet, and theatre-maker.

Natalie has worked as a playwright in capacities large and small with Caps Lock Theatre, the Orchard Project's Liveness Lab (NYC), Inkubator New Works Laboratory, Fractal Theatre Collective, Longacre Lea, Pinky Swear Productions, Keegan Theater, Theater Alliance,...
Natalie Ann Valentine is a playwright, actor, burlesque performer, mixed-medium fiber artist, poet, and theatre-maker.

Natalie has worked as a playwright in capacities large and small with Caps Lock Theatre, the Orchard Project's Liveness Lab (NYC), Inkubator New Works Laboratory, Fractal Theatre Collective, Longacre Lea, 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 and Playwright Intensive (DC), Interrobang, Mobtown Players (Baltimore), Actor's Theatre of Charlotte (NC), high schools, universities, summer camps, and more. Natalie is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and returns each year to participate in their playwriting mentorship program.

If you are looking for hopeful queer magic with a touch of melancholy, you are in the right place.

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

  • Joe_Gamezz and the Forest of Frost
    Joe, a young gamer with a tiny-to-small following for the games he streams, has been re-playing his favorite game – The Forest of Frost: Into the Woods – for years. So it’s a little odd when, during his annual re-play, he begins to notice things he’s never seen or heard before. Things like the characters speaking to him by name. Before long, Joe, his obnoxious little brother, and two of the game’s creators get...
    Joe, a young gamer with a tiny-to-small following for the games he streams, has been re-playing his favorite game – The Forest of Frost: Into the Woods – for years. So it’s a little odd when, during his annual re-play, he begins to notice things he’s never seen or heard before. Things like the characters speaking to him by name. Before long, Joe, his obnoxious little brother, and two of the game’s creators get swept into the digital world of Forest of Frost, where they have to rely on their wits, courage, and gamer knowledge to beat the final boss. Along the way, they discover power they didn’t know they had – and that the bad guy is not always who you think it is.
  • 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
    Adora and Lise are holding down the fort in a shitty motel room in a middle of nowhere hometown. Adora is tasked with the questionable duty of ghost-writing her ex-boyfriend's eulogy by her old friend Miranda. The play ends with a Viking funeral.
  • Safe as Houses
    A storm is more than the harbinger of bad weather for a little coastal family.
  • The Wednesday Train
    The train to the hereafter only travels on Wednesdays. You'll get used to it.
  • Gentle Sin
    Queer co-workers quarantined in adjacent hotel rooms on a business trip. There's something just a little Shakespearian about it.
  • 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.