Natalie has been selected to be a member of the 2017-2018 Observership class through the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. The Observership Program provides early to mid-career directors and choreographers paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country.
Natalie will be teaching Stage Direction this fall at Hamline University’s Department of Theatre & Dance. She will also be directing their fall musical production of Sweet Charity by Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon.
Natalie is proud to be back at Columbia Heights High School to direct Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill after directing Elephant’s Graveyard by George Brant there last fall. This playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality.
Natalie is joining a team of directors this winter at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis as part of the school’s Winter One Acts Festival.