Before they arrived at the NAC for rehearsals, we asked a few questions to the members of the 2014-15 Ensemble about themselves.
1) What are you working on over the summer?
I am directing a music/theatre collaboration called The Secret Garden of Lido Pimienta for SummerWorks, working on my web series, Flush, and writing a new play...
2) What are you looking most forward to when you arrive at the NAC?
Getting to know Ottawa, getting to know the Ensemble and exploring the NAC building. I hope I don't get lost! I'm also really excited to be in The Importance of Being Earnest – it is such a good play.
3) How did you get involved in acting?
My parents were both in theatre growing up, and it seemed like the most exciting job. My dad (Richard Greenblatt) was actually part of the NAC acting company when he was about my age!
4) What’s the most interesting thing that has happened to you on stage?
I was in a play (The Railway Children) that had a real, operational, steam train and at one point I had to jump on the tracks and pretend to stop the train. It was incredibly safely choreographed, but every time it was just as terrifying and thrilling.
Raised in: Toronto, ON | Based in: Toronto, ON
Scheherazade (Nobody’s Business – Next Stage Festival); The Railway Children (Mirvish Productions); The Diary of Anne Frank (Theatre Aquarius/Segal Centre); The Neverending Story, Get Yourself Home Skyler James (Roseneath Theatre – Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination and Dora Mavor Moore Award).
Film/TV: Bomb Girls and Bomb Girls: The Movie, Nikita, Sheltered Life.
A graduate of the Acting Program at the National Theatre School of Canada, Natasha is also a writer, director and educator, and recently produced her first full length play, The Peace Maker, at the Next Stage Festival. She is also developing a web series called Flush set only in bathrooms: www.flushtheseries.com.