Hi, I’m Natalie Alteri. I’ll start out by attempting to share with you both who I am and why I’m here in as few words and stories as possible. When I was 9, I only wanted two things. One was a real bell from Santa’s sleigh. The other was to be in a First Stage show. I have my mom to thank for the bell, and Jeff Frank to thank for the show. My future aspirations include being a doctor, having 0 to 1 kids, and donating money to support theater.
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It is a sign of self-worth and great maturity if your behavior doesn’t change much based on who’s in a room. -John Maclay
Some of the most disturbed minds with the most difficult lives have left us the most beautiful art. -Alison Pogorelc
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition, oft got without merit and lost without deserving. -Shakespeare
Don’t just talk about the importance of something, do it. Especially recycling. -Zoey Knox
You can take love and truth with you wherever you go. -Marcella Kearns
When life gives you lemons, you can’t make any lemonade, because you don’t have any sugar or water -Josie Trettin
Comparison is the thief of joy. -Theodore Roosevelt
Here is a play. It has never existed quite like this before and never will again. That is the beauty of it all. -Matt Daniels
Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people … or find a different room. -Michael Dell
Only speak when silence will not do. Only move when stillness will not do. -Joshua Pohja
I could have thanked nearly everyone in the room for an exorbitant list of things, but I wouldn’t really have the words, so instead I stole some words from other people. I’d like to think it’s alright though, because we say that so much of acting is stealing, and even if I never do another play again, everything I’ll ever know about acting is indisputably part of who I am.