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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!!?)