Actor, Software Developer, All-Around Awesome.
AKA A Digital Native.
|Astro Boy and the God of Comics||Astro Boy (U/S)||Studio Theatre 2nd Stage|
|Fallbeil||Else||Glass Mind Theatre Company|
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|
|Merchant of Venice||Jessica||Rude Mechanicals|
|Titus Andronicus||Lavinia||Rude Mechanicals|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream||Cobweb||Maryland Renaissance Festival|
|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|
|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.
What happens when Nazi resister Sophie Scholl bridges a gap of 70 years to connect with a modern German and sister of a war veteran? That is just the first question asked by the challenging and intense Fallbeil, presented as part of Baltimore's Glass Mind Theatre Company Season 4. Jacqueline will be making her debut appearance with the company as Else in the play written by DC's own Liz Maestri and directed by Alexander Scally.
Fallbeil by Glass Mind Theatre. Plays November 15-24, 2013 at The Strand Theater, 1825 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201. Directed by Alexander Scally. Starring Jacqueline Chenault, Rachael Lee Rash, Joshua Burrsma, Vince Constantino, and Maxwell Heaton.
This Christmas, take a journey back to Victorian London at the Maryland Renaissance Festival's Victorian Music Hall! Jacqueline will join a returning cast of MDRF favorites including The Pyrates Royale, magician Brian Morton, Steve Wannall and Stephon Walker (Shakespeare's Skum, Cheeky Monkey Sideshow), the Chairman (Jay Tilley), his wife and Temperance Leader Muriel Humphries (Julia Williams), and card girl Nellie Wright (Kelsey Meiklejohn).
Jacqueline joins Music Hall newcomer Molly McCoy (Melissa McGinley) as Bessie Bellwood, a backup dancer for the lovely Miss Nellie Wright.
Victorian Music Hall by the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Performances December 6-24, 2013 at Historic Baldwin Hall, 1358 Millersville Road, Millersville, MD 21108. Featuring the Pyrates Royale, Brian Morton, Steve Wannall, Stephon Walker, Jay Tilley, Kelsey Meiklejohn, Julia Williams, Melissa McGinley, and Jacqueline Chenault.
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.
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... are able to be circus performers tumbling and dancing and then a second later deliver perfectly clear and wonderfully acted Shakespearean prose.
Violent Delights: A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow
DC Theatre Scene
Where Off The Quill excels is in the physicality of its company members... The revue format of the evening is a demanding one for actors, and the company of Off the Quill rose to the challenge of hopping from character to character, pointedly identifying Shakespeare's penchant for stereotype while also highlighting where these archetypes break the mold.
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?"
Capitol Fringe Review: 'Medieval Story Land' by Anne Tsang
DC Metro Theater Arts
"Along the way they have an innuendo-filled meeting with Destiny (Jacqueline Chenault) and her two nymphs Moonstar (Katie Zitz) and Sparkle-Twinkle (Chelsie Lloyd)."
"I was trying to decide what the highlight of this show was and I couldn’t come up with just one thing. I don’t think I can choose between the amazingly talented, funny, and spot-on cast (who together play forty different human characters)... or the incredible ingenuity and creativity of using the cast as part of the scenery of trees and rocks... Medieval Story Land will get my vote as Best Comedy for this year’s Fringe Audience Awards!"
Medieval Story Land
"Comical, ridiculous, frivolous, this classic quest story has familiar predicaments with a comical and often ridiculous twist. Absurd, camp and silly and full of puns. One of the treasures of the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival."
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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