Jacqueline

Chenault

 

Actor, Software Developer, All-Around Awesome.
AKA A Digital Native.

Credits

Theatre | Selected Credits

Three Sisters

U/S Masha/Musician [Performed]

Studio Theatre, dir. Jackson Gay

The Father

Anne

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

Pericles

U/S Lady/Lychorida/Diana/Ensemble

Folger Theatre / Oregon Shakespeare Festival, dir. Joseph Haj

King John

Constance

4615 Theatre, dir. Jordan Friend

Electra

Chrysothemis

4615 Theatre, dir. Stevie Zimmerman

[gay] Cymbeline

Pisanio

Theatre Prometheus, dir. Tracey Erbacher

As You Like It

Rosalind

Maryland Renaissance Festival, dir. Randy Dalmas

Les Liaisons Dangerouses

Cécile/Fight Captain

Spotlighters Theatre, dir. Erin Riley

Much Ado About Nothing

Hero

Maryland Renaissance Festival, dir. Randy Dalmas

It's a Circus Out There

Sally Jericho

Capital Fringe Festival / Federal Theatre Project, dir. Kevin Finklestein

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

U/S Ophelia/Tragedian

Folger Theatre, dir. Aaron Posner

The Merchant of Venice (in Original Pronunciation)

Salarino

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, dir. Tom Delise

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Hippolyta/Titania

Brave Spirits, dir. Jessica Aimone

The Two Noble Kinsmen

Hippolyta

Brave Spirits, dir. Charlene Harris

Sunny and Licorice

Zookeeper/Little Girl

Arts on the Horizon, dir. Kate Debelack

The Arabian Nights (by Mary Zimmerman)

Scheherazade

Silver Spring Stage, dir. Jacy D’Aiutolo

Fallbeil

Else

Glass Mind Theatre Company, dir. Alexander Scally

Violent Delights: A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow

Hermia/Julia/Mother

Capital Fringe / Off the Quill, dir. Patrick Mullen

Astro Boy and the God of Comics

U/S Astro Boy

Studio Theatre 2nd Stage, dir. Natsu Onoda Power

Hamlet

Ophelia

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

Dialects

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]

Other

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

Studio Theatre Young Actor's Ensemble Summer Sessions

Jacqueline will be returning to Studio Theatre to teach a session of the Young Actor's Ensemble Summer Intensive!

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.

More Information >>

From Studio's Website:

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.


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Biography

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

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Contact

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.