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Natalie Rich is a Brooklyn based actor and comedy writer working in theatre, film, improv, commercials and voice over. She recently won Best Actress in a Comedy for her work in "The Weekend Detectives," which was an Official Selection in Short Comedy at the 2017 Independent Television Festival. She co-created the series with her writing partner Max Reinhardsen, with whom she also co-hosts the weekly late night talk show "Max & Natalie LIVE!" airing Wednesday nights at 10:30 EST on Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Natalie has co-pioneered other original works including KEVIN!!!!! (Nominee for Outstanding Performance Art at Innovative Theatre Awards 2017), Gimme an F! and The Boehner Sisters. Recent performances include Tartuffe, Horse Girls, Robin Hood and The Elephant Man, featuring Bradley Cooper. Natalie can be seen in short play festivals around town, heard on various comedy podcasts and she has helped to develop new work with Ars Nova, Cherry Lane, Primary Stages, Dixon Place, 24 Hour Plays, New Harmony Project and Williamstown Theatre Festival. She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville.


I write imaginative, humorous, and often satirical characters in stories that nudge audiences toward the better. We as people are highly effected by the media we consume, and as a queer woman with a sense of humor, I want to be influencing what that media tells us. I dig pop culture, genre experimentation and alternate realities that don't look so different from our own. Inspired by Jill Soloway, Jordan Peele, Chris Guest, Carrie Brownstein and the Sedarises. Sedaris'. Sedari?