Actor, Software Developer, All-Around Awesome.
AKA A Digital Native.
|[Gay] Cymbeline [Jan 2017]||Pisanio||Theatre Prometheus|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream||U/S Snug/Starveling||Folger Theatre|
|Pericles||U/S Lady/Lychorida/Diana/Ensemble||Folger Theatre / Oregon Shakespeare Festival|
|Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead||U/S Ophelia/Tragedian||Folger Theatre|
|Astro Boy and the God of Comics||Astro Boy (U/S)||Studio Theatre 2nd Stage|
|The Merchant of Venice
in Original Pronunciation
|Salarino||Baltimore Shakespeare Factory|
|Romeo and Juliet||Capulet Wife||Baltimore Shakespeare Factory|
|Les Liaisons Dangerouses||Cécile/Fight Captain||Spotlighters Theatre|
|Fallbeil||Else||Glass Mind Theatre Company|
|It's a Circus Out There||Sally Jericho||Capital Fringe Festival / Federal Theatre Project|
A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow
|Mother||Capital Fringe Festival / Off the Quill Productions|
|Medieval Story Land*
* Original Cast & Fall Fringe Remount
|Destiny / Fight Captain||Capitol Fringe Festival / Red Knight Productions|
|As You Like It||Rosalind||Maryland Renaissance Festival|
|Hamlet||Ophelia||Maryland Renaissance Festival|
|Much Ado About Nothing||Hero||Maryland Renaissance Festival|
|A Comedy of Errors||Luciana||Maryland Renaissance Festival|
|Similar Taste||Lead||Illuminaire Productions|
|Ten of Suns||Lead||Illuminaire Productions|
|The Delivery||Lead||Student Film|
|One Last Chance||Supporting||Illuminaire Productions|
|Nine to Five||Supporting||Student Film|
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it.
There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor
planet of a very average star. But we can understand
the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Currently on Tap:
As You Like It at The Maryland Renaissance Festival
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Randy Dalmas
It's a classic tale. Boy meets girl. Girl falls for boy. Girl's uncle banishes her (and by extension, her best friend who happens to be his daughter. Also his clown). Girl dresses as a boy (because after all, it's not safe for a pair of girls to wander around by themselves in the woods). Foolishness can happen in the woods...of Arden!
Jacqueline will tackle one of Shakespeare's best-loved and well known heroines, the energetic, unstoppable force that is Rosalind. Love is merely a madness...
As You Like It by the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Saturdays and Sundays at 12PM on the Globe Stage at MDRF. Directed by Randy Dalmas. Starring Jacqueline Chenault, Yoni Gray, Taylor Payne, Fred Nelson, Steven Kirkpatrick, Eli Pendry, Courtney Feiman, Keegan Cassady, Emily Karol, Cory Jones, Mark Korol-Evans, Gene Valendo, Shaina Higgins, Eric Poch, and Michael Burgtorf.
Tickets at rennfest.com
If you come to the Festival:
[Gay] Cymbeline with Theatre Prometheus
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tracey Erbacher
Challenging sexuality and gender norms in a re-imagined version of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline.
New York Born, Seattle Raised, Jacqueline has played roles from Shakespeare to today - and back again.
She is a graduate of the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory in Washington, DC and currently is an Associate Teacher for the Conservatory's Young Actors Ensemble. Other training includes the British American Dramatic Academy, Tooth and Claw Combat Arts, and the George Washington University.
When she's not on stage, Jacqueline is a freelance software developer and graphic designer. For over 15 years, she was a competitive gymnast and she still practices - though admittedly with less of an eye to competition and more focus on skills she might use on stage.
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES – HEART FRENCHING
The Bad Oracle
Jacqueline Chenault is heartbreaking as Cecile, a woman who has been thrown away. Much thought went into this performance, it’s extremely layered, showing an impressive range of reaction to sexual assault.
'Les Liaisons Dangerouses' at Spotlighters Theatre
A period melodrama is nothing without its ingénues, and while dainty Cecile (Jacqueline Chenault) and Danceny (Jeffrey L. Springtree Gangwisch) have their idyllic entanglement— witnessed only ever in the inter-scenic dance they share— it is their relationship with others in the production that define their performances... Chenault is a vibrant mover, as displayed numerous times in the inter-scenic dance routines as well as during a particular encounter with Valmont. Keeping her emotional delivery heightened, Chenault traverses a great deal of varying pathos throughout the performance, which entices the audience to commiserate in her various plights.
'Les Liaisons Dangerouses' at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre
DC Metro Theatre Arts
Jacqueline Chenault is touching in her portrayal of Cecile de Volanges, with a charming naivety.
It's a Circus Out There at Capital Fringe
DC Theatre Scene
The most compelling performances are given when the play steps back from the fun of the big top and into the cold corporate world. Jacqueline Chenault as Sally Jericho, the shy elephant trainer who will do anything, even yell at the new CEO to take care of her “babies,” is the heartfelt center of the play. When Jericho makes a grand sacrifice to save the circus she loves, you see that it is only the strength and devotion of the circus performers that will allow Bringling Bros. to thrive.
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' presented by Brave Spirits at Anacostia Arts Center
MD Theatre Guide
Once costumed as the Fairy Queen Titania, Chenault rules the stage.
'The Arabian Nights' at Silver Spring Stage
DC Metro Theatre Arts
It would be a great shame to not mention the primary narrator of the performance, Scheherezade (Jacqueline Chenault). Living the tale of the bride who tricked the prince into keeping her alive for just “one more night” so she could finish her tales, Chenault gives a stellar performance in this role. Collected and focused, her inner tranquility radiates into each tale that she tells, while still finding a way to make these stories vibrant and lively. When she speaks the lines of the stories’ characters, often done in tandem with the other actors playing these characters, she embodies the spirit of their voices, sounding as if they were her own to tell. A truly remarkable performance in such an important role, Chenault is well worth of 1,001 praises.
'Fallbeil' at Glass Mind Theatre
DC Metro Theatre Arts
Sophie (Rachael Lee Rash) and Else (Jacqueline Chenault) are the carrying conduits of this performance; their link— be it supernatural across the years, or just similarities in their struggles and existences— is a fortified one that makes this piece of theatre a truly compelling new work. Both performers are extremely intense in their portrayal of the strong female leads, both grounding themselves deeply in the emotional turmoil that their characters are experiencing. Chenault, as the woman living in the present and struggling to cope uses her facial expressions to say what her words often cannot. And when she does find words with which to express her character’s grief, they are that much more powerful. Her exasperation and strife in moments of trying in vain to save Sophie from her own past are gripping.
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
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When she's not acting, Jacqueline is a software developer and her portfolio can be viewed at adigitalnative.com.
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