As an actress, Natsuko has performed throughout the United States and Canada, including the Manhattan Theatre Club, NY Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Yale Rep, and the Theatre Passe Muraille. Film and TV work includes Forever Knight (Capt. Amanda Cohen), major motion pictures Pirates of the Caribbean II, Speed, Flatliners, American Playhouse Hot Summer Winds, and NFB film Obaachan’s Garden. She was highly acclaimed for her portrayal of Emelda Marcos in LA productions of Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters. Other selected credits are below.
Trained at the Working Theatre New York, with Kristin Linklater, Peter Kass, and Joseph Chaikin
Head of Voice Progression at USC’s MFA in Acting Program
Director of Training for the National Arts Center of Canada
Founding Member Shakespeare and Company, Lennox, Mass.
Teacher of Voice New Actor’s Workshop, New York, with George Morrison, Mike Nichols, and Paul Sills
Senior Artist Pan Asian Repertory, New York
Company Member Estelle Parson’s Shakespeare’s Project, NYSF
Joseph Papp Public Theatre
Coach Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario
Voice Teacher, Sundance Theatre Lab
Voice Teacher, CalArts
Voice Teacher, Laura Henry Studio
Vocal Coach, Mark Taper Forum, Taper Too, Taper Board Retreat
Drama Desk Nominated Actress for David Henry Hwang’s “Sound of a Voice” at NYSF
Member The Company of Women, Boston, Mass.
Los Angeles Womens Shakespeare Company: Co-directed Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing; played Prospero in The Tempest