Natalie "Big & Loud" Gentry
Teams: Starters, Teaching
Summary: A lot of people come to The UnIntentionals and either learn Improv for the first time, or approach it from an Improvisational background. Not Natalie! Natalie did theater all throughout high school, and has always had an eye for the dramatic, so when Natalie connected with us, it was an immediately good fit. Natalie loves approaching Improv from a completely different perspective, and loves embracing life in a "Big & Loud" way, hence the nickname!
As a performer, we joke that if you haven't seen Natalie, you're probably not looking down enough, because she's likely on the ground singing. Realistically, if Natalie's performing, you'll know because you'll wonder who's bringing an essence of Relational and Theatrical drama into the scenes. Spoiler alert - It's probably Natalie! We love her theatric approach to Improv, especially now that Natalie is leading some of our Improv classes to connect with people who also have a theater background.
Current Favorite Improv Game - Survivor
Why did you start Improv? - "I wanted to be a part of a group that would help me reclaim a part of myself I felt like I lost. I've always loved performing and wanted to get back into it after my kids were old enough for school"
What do you like about the group? - "I love this group because I'm constantly learning things about myself and about life in one of the most enjoyable ways possible"
How long have you been with the group? - Since 2016
Random Facts - "I was nominated for a Mr. Rogers Emmy award for my children's DVD, and I still play them for my kindergarteners"