My dad is a National Park Ranger and my mother is an incredible painter and artist. My family moved every three or four years, and I grew up in National Parks- some of the most stunning and remote wildernesses in the country. My mom likes to remind me that I know what to do if I come across a mountain lion in the desert, but do not safely know how to cross a street.
I went to college in Blacksburg, Virginia at Virginia Tech, where I graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Theatre Arts, a borderline unhealthy addiction to college football, and the false impression that orange and maroon are totally acceptable colors to wear together.
In 2008, I moved to New York City to attend Circle In The Square. Amongst the geniuses who teach there are Alan Langdon, Ed Berkeley, Terry Hayden, and Jackie Brookes, all of whom I deeply and humbly thank for their work. Circle is a beautiful school with beautiful people, and I’m so grateful to have trained there.
I now live in Brooklyn, where I cross streets safely all the time.
I’m a proud member of Animus Theatre Company, founded in 2011. Animus is a group of some of the most talented and exciting actors I’ve worked with, and you should come see our plays, readings, or take one of our workshops! www.animustheatre.org
Where’s My Money
I recently closed a fantastic production of John Patrick Shanley’s “Where’s My Money” at the Cherry Lane Studio with Animus Theatre Company- a group of pretty friggin awesome people. (www.animustheatre.org). See what the reviews had to say!
“A quirky and off-beat Natalie (Amy Northup) used her deep dark secret and social awkwardness to induce many laugh.” (http://dougmarino.blogspot.com/2012/01/wheres-my-money.html)
“A very winning Amy Northup!” (http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/theater-review-nyc-wheres-my-money/)
Keep your eyes peeled for what’s up next!