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 IISpeed, 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