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Theatre | Selected Credits

Richard II


Brave Spirits Theatre, dir. Charlene Smith

Henry V

Alice, Orleans, Ensemble

Brave Spirits Theatre, dir. Charlene Smith

Henry VI, Part 1 [January 2021]

Joan of Arc

Brave Spirits Theatre, dir. Jordan Friend

Henry VI Part 2 [January 2021]

Young Clifford

Brave Spirits Theatre, dir. Jordan Friend

Henry VI, Part 3 [February 2021]

Elizabeth Grey, Young Clifford

Brave Spirits Theatre, dir. Charlene Smith

Richard III [March 2021]

Elizabeth Grey

Brave Spirits Theatre, dir. Jordan Friend

Three Sisters

U/S Masha/Musician [Performed]

Studio Theatre, dir. Jackson Gay

The Father


Studio Theatre, dir. David Muse

The Second Shepherd's Play

U/S Gill/Ensemble

Folger Theatre/Folger Consort, dir. Mary Hall Surface

A Midsummer Night's Dream

U/S Snug/Starveling

Folger Theatre, dir. Aaron Posner


U/S Lady/Lychorida/Diana/Ensemble

Folger Theatre / Oregon Shakespeare Festival, dir. Joseph Haj

King John


4615 Theatre, dir. Jordan Friend



4615 Theatre, dir. Stevie Zimmerman



Pinky Swear Productions, dir. Ryan Maxwell

[gay] Cymbeline


Theatre Prometheus, dir. Tracey Erbacher

As You Like It


Maryland Renaissance Festival, dir. Randy Dalmas

Les Liaisons Dangerouses

Cécile/Fight Captain

Spotlighters Theatre, dir. Erin Riley

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

U/S Ophelia/Tragedian

Folger Theatre, dir. Aaron Posner

The Merchant of Venice (in Original Pronunciation)


Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, dir. Tom Delise

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Brave Spirits, dir. Jessica Aimone

The Two Noble Kinsmen


Brave Spirits, dir. Charlene Harris

Sunny and Licorice

Zookeeper/Little Girl

Arts on the Horizon, dir. Kate Debelack



Maryland Renaissance Festival, dir. John Sadowsky

Training & Workshops

Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory

Principles of Realism, Character & Emotion, Shakespeare I & II, Greek Tragedy, Comedy, Shaw/Ibsen/Chekhov, Voice I, Movement, Classical Voice & Movement, Musical Theatre

Tooth & Claw Combat Arts

Instructors: Casey Kaleba, Matt Wilson Classes & Workshops: Broadsword, Single Sword, Rapier & Dagger, Martial Arts, Bond vs Bourne (theatrical firearms & close-in hand to hand)

The British American Dramatic Academy

Shakespeare, Modern, Voice, Movement

The George Washington University: BA

Special Skills


Original Shakespearean Pronunciation, American Stage Standard, British RP, Cockney, French, Italian, others as needed.

Stage Combat

Unarmed, Knife, Single Sword, Broadsword, Rapier and Dagger, Theatrical Firearms [8mm semi-automatic, 9mm semi- & full-auto, shotgun, & pistol]


Competitive Gymnastics, Dance [Contemporary/Lyrical, Partner, Hip Hop, Street Jazz], Singer [Soprano w/ Belt, Range: G3 - C#6], Improv, Archery (Traditional Longbow), Beginning Equestrian, Software Developer, Comfortable with Technical Terminology (Computers, Engineering, Medicine), DC Driver’s license (manual/automatic)

With any part you play, there has to be a certain amount of yourself in it
There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting.
It's lying.

Photography & Reels

About Jacqueline

The Latest

Coming Soon: Blight at Pinky Swear Productions

by John Bavoso
directed by Ryan Maxwell

Coming to Anacostia Playhouse October 2018

Can a home be haunted by the actions of its owners?

Silvia and Cat Henson have just moved from a tiny apartment in Washington, DC, into their sprawling dream home in the small, affluent town of Greenville, Delaware. But the house only happens to be in their price range because it was most recently the home of a teenaged mass shooter and his single mother. Within days of moving in, they are confronted by a mayor who wants to erase their house from the map, a neighbor who’s on a mission to turn it into a memorial, and an alarmingly chipper consultant who specializes in the macabre. Is this the right time and place for Silvia and Cat to bring a new baby into the world, or will the house create an irreparable rift between them and their new community?

Jacqueline will be taking on the role of Tracy, the aforementioned Mayor of Greenville, DE. Blight runs at the Anacostia Playhouse Oct 19 - Nov 11, go to http://pinkyswear-productions.com for tickets and more information!

Studio Theatre Young Actor's Ensemble Spring 2019

Jacqueline will be taking a break from teaching Studio Theatre's Young Actor's Ensemble in the fall, but she will return to teach section in Spring and Summer 2019.

The Studio Conservatory offers two sessions of their summer intensive for young people, from June 25 - July 13, and July 16 - August 3. There may be a few spots still available but they are filling quickly, so call the Studio Conservatory office if you are interested.

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From Studio's Website:

Fall/Spring Ensemble: Twelve three-hour classes nurture creativity, develop vocal and physical skills, and enhance an actor's ability to perform and work together as part of the ensemble. Class includes theatre games, pantomimes, improvisations, monologues, and scene study from both contemporary and classical literature. The program culminates in a final showing of the work. Register online or call the Conservatory to request a scholarship application.

Summer Ensemble: Two intensive 3-week 30-hour-per-week (9am to 3pm) programs for teens ages 13-17. Rigorous and demanding, the all-day program offers voice, movement, ensemble, and musical theatre in the morning and classes focusing on scenes and monologues from contemporary and classical literature in the afternoon. Young actors participate in one or both 3-week sessions. Students present individual and group work for family and friends at the end of each session. Register online or call the Conservatory to request a scholarship application.



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.

From the Critics...

Jacqueline Chenault... gives us a truly conflicted Chrysothemis, a realist who is damned no matter what choice she makes.

DC Metro Theatre Arts (Read more)

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.

The Bad Oracle

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.

DC Theatre Scene

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Contact Info

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When she's not acting, Jacqueline is a software developer and her portfolio can be viewed at adigitalnative.com.