Jacqueline

Chenault

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

Credits

Theatre | Selected Credits

Pericles [Nov/Dec 2015] 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
Fallbeil Else Glass Mind Theatre Company
It's a Circus Out There Sally Jericho Capital Fringe Festival / Federal Theatre Project
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 / Red Knight Productions
Hamlet Ophelia Maryland Renaissance Festival
Much Ado About Nothing Hero Maryland Renaissance Festival
A Comedy of Errors Luciana Maryland Renaissance Festival
A Midsummer Night's Dream Cobweb Maryland Renaissance Festival

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, Shakespeare II, 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

Dialects
Original Shakespearean Pronuncation, American Stage Standard, British RP, Cockney, French, Italian, South African, others as Needed.
Languages
English, Basic Spanish
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
Other
Competitive Gymnastics, Dance, Singer [Soprano w/ Belt, Range: G3 - C#6], Improv, 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

Hamlet

Ophelia

Hamlet

Ophelia

Hamlet

Ophelia

Midsummer

Cobweb

Midsummer

Cobweb

Midsummer

Cobweb

Midsummer

Cobweb

Midsummer

Cobweb

Midsummer

Cobweb

Midsummer

Cobweb

MDRF

Daphne Idleway

MDRF

Daphne Idleway

MDRF

Daphne Idleway

Lavinia

Titus Andronicus

Lavinia

Titus Andronicus

Lavinia

Titus Andronicus

Lavinia

Titus Andronicus

Bond VS Bourne

Workshop

Bond VS Bourne

Workshop

Bond VS Bourne

Workshop

Bond VS Bourne

Workshop

Bond VS Bourne

Workshop

Bond VS Bourne

Workshop

Bond VS Bourne

Workshop

Bond VS Bourne

Workshop

Headshot

Jim Henson

Headshot

Jim Henson

Headshot

Jim Henson

Headshot

Roy Cox

Headshot

Roy Cox

Headshot

Roy Cox

Headshot

Roy Cox

Headshot

Roy Cox

Headshot

Roy Cox

Headshot

Roy Cox

Headshot

Roy Cox

Headshot

Roy Cox

Headshot

Roy Cox

Headshot

Roy Cox

Headshot

Roy Cox

Headshot

Roy Cox

MDRF

Isabella d'Este

MDRF

Isabella d'Este

MDRF

Isabella d'Este

MDRF

Isabella d'Este

MDRF

Isabella d'Este

MDRF

Isabella d'Este

Hippolyta

Two Noble Kinsmen

Titania

BST Midsummer

Hippolyta

Two Noble Kinsmen

Titania

BST Midsummer

Titania

BST Midsummer

Titania

BST Midsummer

Luciana

Comedy of Errors

Luciana

Comedy of Errors

Luciana

Comedy of Errors

Luciana

Comedy of Errors

Luciana

Comedy of Errors

Luciana

Comedy of Errors

MDRF

Elizabeth Howard

MDRF

Elizabeth Howard

MDRF

Elizabeth Howard

MDRF

Elizabeth Howard

Scherezade

The Arabian Nights

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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

Currently on Tap:
Much Ado About Nothing at The Maryland Renaissance Festival

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Randy Dalmas

It's a classic tale. Boy meets girl. Boy loves girl. Boy proposes to girl. Boy thinks girl is being unfaithful and spurns her at the altar, leaving her in a dead faint...

Wait a minute...

Jacqueline will be playing Hero in one of Shakespeare's most well-known and well-loved works. Will she meekly take Claudio back? Or will she start yelling at him with Sonnet 116? The only way to find out is to come see this one-hour version at the Maryland Renaissance Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Saturdays and Sundays at 12PM on the Globe Stage at MDRF. Directed by Randy Dalmas. Starring Eric Poch, Emily Karol, Jacqueline Chenault, Tim Torre, Brian Reynolds, Eben Kuhns, Yoni Gray, Charlie Retzlaff, Eli Pendry, Brian Douglas, Neel Madan, James Murray, Taylor Payne, Laurie Simonds, and Julia Williams.
Tickets at rennfest.com

If you come to the Festival:

Jacqueline's Daily Schedule
10AM Opening Gate at the front gate
10:10AM Morning Dance at the Maypole
10:30AM Royal Welcome at the Gatehouse Stage
12AM Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe Stage
1:30PM Royal Knighting Ceremony at Fortune Stage
2:00PM Feasting with the Fermors at Reveler's Bauer
3:00PM Joust at the Joust Field
3:40PM StreetSpeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona, location varies
4:30PM Singing with Thomas Tallis near the Front Gate/Maypole (not every day)
5:00PM The Approaching Storm at the Globe Stage
5:30PM Singing with Village & Court by the Maypole, time approximate
6:30PM Closing Gate Ceremony, begins at the Lyric Stage & progresses to the Gatehouse Stage


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

'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.

'The Arabian Nights' at Silver Spring Stage

MD Theatre Guide

Chenault gives a down-to-earth, clever portrayal of Scheherezade.

'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.