Jacqueline

Chenault

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

Credits

Theatre | Selected Credits

Astro Boy and the God of Comics Astro Boy (U/S) Studio Theatre 2nd Stage
Fallbeil Else Glass Mind Theatre Company
Violent Delights:
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 / Fall Fringe / Red Knight Productions
Romeo and Juliet Capulet Wife Baltimore Shakespeare Factory
Hamlet Ophelia Maryland Renaissance Festival
A Midsummer Night's Dream Cobweb Maryland Renaissance Festival
A Victorian Christmas Music Hall Bessie Bellwood, Cancan Dancer Extraordinaire Maryland Renaissance Festival
Merchant of Venice Jessica Rude Mechanicals
Titus Andronicus Lavinia Rude Mechanicals
Collected Stories Lisa Studio Theatre Conservatory
2B or not 2B Frannie Studio Theatre Conservatory
A Shayna Maidel Rose Studio Theatre Conservatory
The Glass Menagerie Laura Studio Theatre Conservatory
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Helena Studio Theatre Conservatory
Hamlet Ophelia Studio Theatre Conservatory
Rabbit Hole Izzy Studio Theatre Conservatory
Romeo & Juliet Juliet Studio Theatre Conservatory
The Master Builder Hilda Studio Theatre Conservatory
Three Sisters Natasha Studio Theatre Conservatory

Film | Selected Credits

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

Training & Workshops

Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory
Principles of Realism, Character & Emotion, Shakespeare I, Greek Tragedy, Comedy, Shaw/Ibsen/Chekhov, Voice I, Movement, Classical Voice & Movement, Musical Theatre
Tooth & Claw Combat Arts
Instructors include Casey Kaleba, Matt Wilson, Craig Lawrence
Bond vs Bourne Workshop, Broadsword, Martial Arts
The British American Dramatic Academy
Shakespeare, Modern, Voice, Movement, Audition Techniques

Special Skills

Stage Combat
Unarmed, Knife, Single Sword, Theatrical Firearms [8mm semi-automatic, 9mm semi- & full-auto, shotgun, & pistol], Basic Pass in Broadsword by the SAFD, 2013
Dialects
American Stage Standard, Southern American, British RP, French, Italian, South African, others as needed.
Other
Competitive Gymnastics, Dance, Mezzo-Soprano, Beginning Equestrian, Software Developer, Comfortable with Technical Terminology (Computers, Engineering, Medicine), DC Driver’s license (manual/automatic)

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

Photography & Reels

One Last Chance

Student Film

MDRF

Margaret Douglas

Hamlet

Ophelia & Kieran

Hamlet

Ophelia

Hamlet

Ophelia

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Ophelia

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Hamlet

Ophelia

Midsummer

Cobweb

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MDRF

Daphne Idleway

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Daphne Idleway

Lavinia

Titus Andronicus

Lavinia

Titus Andronicus

Lavinia

Titus Andronicus

Lavinia

Titus Andronicus

Bond VS Bourne

Workshop

Bond VS Bourne

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Jim Henson

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Roy Cox

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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.
Stephen Hawking

About Jacqueline

The Latest

Next up:
Sunny and Licorice at Arts on the Horizon

Written by Miriam Gonzales
Directed by Kate Debelack

World Premiere
Best for children ages 2-5

Sunny, the zoo’s sole orangutan, is delighted to get a new roommate, but things don’t go smoothly when Licorice first arrives. Sunny likes to be loud, but Licorice prefers to read the newspaper. And Licorice likes to keep things tidy, but Sunny keeps making a mess! When the zookeeper leaves behind a radio with their lunch, a curious thing happens -- toes start tapping and arms start swinging. Could music bring this “odd couple” together?

Sunny and Licorice by Arts on the Horizon. Plays May 30 - June 14, 2014 at The Lab at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302. Directed by Kate Debelack. Starring Maggie Erwin (Sunny), Ryan Sellers (Licorice), and Jacqueline Chenault (Child/Zookeeper).


Biography

New York Born, Seattle Raised, Jacqueline has played roles from Shakespeare to today - and back again. She originated the role of "Destiny" in Medieval Story Land in both the original Capital Fringe production and the Fall Fringe remount.

She is a graduate of the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory in Washington, DC, and studies stage combat with Kasey Caleba and Tooth & Claw Combat Arts. Other training includes the British American Dramatic Academy 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 to doing cool tricks.

 

Recent Press & Reviews

'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.

Glass Mind Theatre's Fallbeil is full of heart

Broadway World

Rachael Lee Rash's Sophie is so tender and lovable-at times bright eyed, headstrong and hopeful, sometimes wracked with pain and guilt over the careless mistake that ultimately led to her own and her brother's demise-that the audience is moved to tears along with her... Her relationship with Else, an equally strong, complex character effectively played by Jacqueline Chenault, is so interesting because of the women's need for each other and because of the world's changed perspective of war in the half-century-plus that separates their existence.

The production is mesmerizing: painful, poignant and full of heart. It reminds us, decades into a conflict that quietly rages on overseas, that "war always hurts," as Sophie says, and encourages us never to forget the value of those who have sacrificed their lives for the greater good.

Fringe Review: 'Violent Delights: A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow'

MD Theatre Guide

Passions abound throughout the entire cast, and the energy is amazing. There are a few standouts, however. Jacqueline Chenault as the mother is able to be a circus performer tumbling and dancing and then a second later deliver perfectly clear and wonderfully acted Shakespearean prose.

Heartless 'Titus Andronicus' driven by revenge

Baltimore Sun: Explore Howard County

"Consistently engaging are Titus Andronicus' tender conversations with his daughter Lavinia, because actor Jacqueline Chenault embodies this young woman's vulnerability."

The Quality of Mercy is not Strained by the Rude Mechanicals

Greenbelt News Review

"A delicious tweaking of the original has Jessica [Jacqueline Chenault] lolling about in her mere slip of a slip, puffing a cig and sipping wine with her amorous Lorenzo on the night they elope ... This “most beautiful pagan” can actually be seductive – who knew?"

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