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2023: Nat's year of two-handers

The Mystery of Irma Vep
Third Avenue Playworks
Door County, WI
October 4-23, 2023

Hold Onto Your Butts
iO Theater
Chicago, IL
May 19-June 30, 2023

My Cousin Nelu
The Brick
Brooklyn, NY
March 9-12 2023

Natalie Rich (she/they) is a generative, comedic, queer af actor splitting time between Chicago and New York City.

She works in theatre, improv, commercials and voice over, creating original work from late-night cultural satire to frenzied episodic mischief to Bunraku inspired puppetry and mime. As an actor, she is known for both her physical work and her naturally dry wit. She has worked with Hulu, Audible, NPR, WNYC, Time Out, Oxygen, Bustle, TodayTix, HuffPost, Upright Citizens Brigade and more.

Select performances include My Cousin Nelu is Not Gay (Ars Nova), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Third Ave Playworks), Hold Onto Your Butts (iO Theater), Exposed Bone (The PIT), Tartuffe and Electra (Two Headed Rep), The Elephant Man and Robin Hood (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Natalie has workshopped plays by Jeremy O. Harris, Sarah Einspanier, Matt Cox, Gracie Gardner and Lucy Thurber.

She was awarded Best Comedic Actress at the Independent Television Festival for her role in The Weekend Detectives, a web series Natalie co-wrote with creative partner Max Reinhardsen. The project, dubbed a “stand out series” by Decider, was an Official Selection at the festival. Natalie’s comedy pilot Ride or Die was a selection at the same festival in 2021. Max and Nat can also be found in stand-up comedy lineups, 100 episodes of their public access talk show Max & Natalie LIVE! and their biweekly podcast Imposter Syndrome.

Natalie has written numerous short plays for Rule of 7x7 (a New York Times favorite for virtual pandemic entertainment), 24 Hour Plays and Ugly Rhino. She has co-created and produced original works such as the vaudevillian romp The Boehner Sisters, two-hander sketch show Gimme an F! and several theatrical movie parodies as a company member of Recent Cutbacks, including KEVIN!!!!! (Innovative Theatre Award Nominee), Next Day Thrones, There is No Spoon and Atreyu.


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“Natalie Rich’s portrayal of Kevin’s mother (originally played by Catherine O’Hara) is simply a gift.”

Theatre is Good

“Natalie Rich delivers a stand-out performance as Kevin’s mother Kate McCallister, offering astounding levels of both touching emotion and laugh-out-loud comedy.”

The Reviews Hub

“[The Weekend Detectives] is full of hilarious running gags and subtle moments that make it a stand out series.”


“[The Weekend Detectives] matches up favorably against shows with far larger resource pools. It has the sharp plotting, amusing characters, and witty script of a top-notch workplace comedy.”




Creative Talent Co.
(212) 957-5043
New York – Commercial
Innovative Artists
(212) 253-6900
Chicago – Across the Board
Big Mouth Talent
(312) 421-4400

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