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Hennelly, Natalia


Natalia Hennelly'’s first experience on stage happened when her parents could’n't get a babysitter, and so brought her onstage during their production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Apparently she stole the show. Babies will do that. What followed was a lifelong attachment to the stage. A graduate of the Dawson College Professional Theatre program (Montreal), and a BFA holder from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, (Memorial University, Newfoundland), Natalia is now an actor, director and writer, working both in theatre and film. Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Natalia currently runs a small theatre company, the Open Theatre Company founded in 2010, through which she has produced and directed a number of plays, including her own adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull (2013), and Sheridan's The School for Scandal (2015).  SELECTED THEATRE: Joyce in Possible Worlds (John Mighton, Open Theatre Company) ; Iris in Black Box (Victoria Wells-Smith, God Complex Theatre) ; Viola in Twelfth Night (Shakespeare By The Sea, St. John’s) ; Lizzie in The Battery (Megan Coles, Poverty Cove Theatre) ; Desiree in Pains of Youth (Ferdinand Bruckner, c2c Theatre) ; Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare By The Sea) ; Jane Hogarth in The Art of Success (Theatre Grenfell) ; Kate Nickleby in Nicholas Nickleby (Theatre Grenfell) ; The Ingenue in Six Characters in Search of an Author (Level II Theatre, Montreal); Alizon in The Lady’s Not For Burning (Jerico Arts Center, Vancouver) SELECTED FILM & T.V. Infinite Possibilities, G. Patrick Condon, CBC ComedyCoup 2014 ; The Passenger, Jacqueline Hynes/The Hunting Party, 2013 ; Decolored, Allison White/Pretend Films, 2011 ; The Republic of Doyle, CBC, 2010. DIRECTING: The School for Scandal (Richard Brinsley Sheridan), 2015 ; The Seagull (Anton Chekhov, adaptation by Natalia Hennelly), 2013 ; The Queer Monologues (Various), 2013 ; The Diary of Adam and Eve (Marc Bucci), 2010 ; Working with the Enemy (Noel Burton), 2005 ; The Billy-Club Puppets (Federico Garcia Lorca), 2004

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