Carine Montbertrand

Actor         Narrator         Teacher

Acting

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Louise
PRIVATE LIVES
by Noel Coward
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
Hartford Stage Company
2015
Photo by T. Charles Erickson

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Mayor
LIGHT, A DARK COMEDY
by Greg Steinbruner
directed by Adrienne Kapstein
Paper Canoe Company
at Triskelion Theatre
2016
Photo by Rachel Shane

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Jeanne des Anges
SEVEN DEVILS AND A FRENCH NUN
original solo play
Directed by Ron Bashford
Amherst College
2016
developed with a Grant from Amherst College
Photo by Jane Ames

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Jeanne des Anges
SEVEN DEVILS AND A FRENCH NUN
original solo play
Directed by Ron Bashford
Amherst College
2016
developed with a Grant from Amherst College
Photo by Jane Ames

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Jeanne des Anges
SEVEN DEVILS AND A FRENCH NUN
original solo play
Directed by Ron Bashford
Amherst College
2016
developed with a Grant from Amherst College
Photo by Jane Ames

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Lizabeth
FOOL
World Premiere
by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Greg Boyd
The Alley Theatre
2014
Photo by John Everett

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Lizabeth
FOOL
World Premiere
by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Greg Boyd
The Alley Theatre
2014
Photo by John Everett

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First Witch
MACBETH
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Leslie Reidel
University of Delaware REP
2014
Photo by Deenie Howatt

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Lila
THE NEST
workshop of a new play
by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt
Colorado New Play Summit
Denver Center
2015
Photo by John Moore

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Jeanne des Anges
SEVEN DEVILS AND A FRENCH NUN
original solo play
Directed by Ron Bashford
Amherst College
2016
developed with a Grant from Amherst College
Photo by Jane Ames

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Harper
ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Tony Kushner
Directed by Steve Tague
University of Delaware REP
2014
Photo by Deenie Howatt

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Harper
ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Tony Kushner
Directed by Steve Tague
University of Delaware REP
2014
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Gravedigger
HAMLET
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mark Lamos
University of Delaware REP
2013
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Irene
FEVER
World Premiere
by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Sanford Robbins
University of Delaware REP
2013
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Brenda
O BEAUTIFUL
World Premiere by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Sandy Robbins
University of Delaware REP
2011
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Hannah
NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Ed Stern
University of Delaware REP
2013
Photo by Nadine Howatt

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Hannah
NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Ed Stern
University of Delaware REP
2013
Photo by Nadine Howatt

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Lady Macbeth
MACBETH
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Eve Shapiro
Off Broadway run and National Tour with
The Acting Company
2005-06 season
Photo by Richard Termine

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Marty
BRIGHELLA BROTHERS’ SAUSAGE SHOW
New York Commedia Workshop of original group work
Directed by Virginia Scott
2013

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Poppy
NOISES OFF
by Michael Frayn
Directed by Greg Boyd
University of Delaware REP
2011
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Arturo Ui
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Heinz-Uwe Haus
University of Delaware REP
2010
Photo by Nadine Howatt

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Arturo Ui
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Heinz-Uwe Haus
University of Delaware REP
2010
Photo by Nadine Howatt

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Arturo Ui
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Heinz-Uwe Haus
University of Delaware REP
2010
Photo by Nadine Howatt

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Arturo Ui
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Heinz-Uwe Haus
University of Delaware REP
2010
Photo by Nadine Howatt

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Arturo Ui
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Heinz-Uwe Haus
University of Delaware REP
2010
Photo by Nadine Howatt

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Emilia
OTHELLO
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ed Stern
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
2007
Photo by Sandy Underwood

Received Cincinnati’s “Acclaim Award” for Best Supporting Performance

Nominated for “Cincinnati Entertainment Award” 2008 for Acting Performance by Visiting Actress

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Emilia
OTHELLO
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ed Stern
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
2007
Photo by Sandy Underwood

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Emilia
OTHELLO
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ed Stern
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
2007
Photo by Sandy Underwood

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Archbishop of Canterbury
HENRY V
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jenny Bennett
Classical Theatre of Harlem
2011
Photo by Ruth Sovronsky

Also served as French dialect coach

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HENRY V
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jenny Bennett
Classical Theatre of Harlem
2011
Photo by Ruth Sovronsky

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Laura
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Tenessee Williams
Directed by John Langs
University of Delaware REP
2011
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Laura
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Tenessee Williams
Directed by John Langs
University of Delaware REP
2011
Photo by Deenie Howatt

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Margaret
RICHARD III
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Eve Shapiro
Off Broadway run and National Tour with
The Acting Company
2003-04 season
Photo by Richard Termine

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The Defenseless Creature
THE GOOD DOCTOR
by Neil Simon
Directed by Jeff Steitzer
University of Delaware REP
2011
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Curly’s Wife
OF MICE AND MEN
by John Steinbeck
Directed by Adrian Hall
University of Delaware REP
2009
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Etiennette
THE TRAGIC DESTINY OF ETIENNETTE DUCHAMPS
Original Solo play first performed in French at the Theatre de Nesle, Paris
Inspired by work with the Commedia dell’Arte mask, Pantalone
Most recently directed
by Ron Bashford
Performed in English at the New York International Fringe Festival
2000
Photo by F. Cuif

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Mrs. Soames
OUR TOWN
by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Jewel Walker
University of Delaware REP
2010
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Toinette
THE IMAGINARY INVALID
by Molière
Directed by Sandy Robbins
University of Delaware REP
2009
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Toinette
THE IMAGINARY INVALID
by Molière
Directed by Sandy Robbins
University of Delaware REP
2009
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Toinette
THE IMAGINARY INVALID
by Molière
Directed by Sandy Robbins
University of Delaware REP
2009
Photo by Nadine Howatt

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Madge Larabee
SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE
by Steven Deitz
Directed by Ed Stern
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
2007
Photo by Sandy Underwood

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Mammy
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
by Martin McDonagh
Directed by J.R. Sullivan
University of Delaware REP
2012
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Duckling
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Joe Hanreddy
University of Delaware REP
2012
Photo by Nadine Howatt

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Mrs. Kiever et al
The Flying Machine’s FRANKENSTEIN
Directed by Joshua Carlbach
Off Broadway at Soho Rep, 2004
National Tour 2005-06
Photo by David Gochfeld

Show received four Drama Desk nominations

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Cat’s Wife
MURDER BY POE
A World Premiere
by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by John Miller-Stephany
Off Broadway run and National Tour with
The Acting Company
2003-04 season
Photo by Richard Termine

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Miss Prism
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Steve Tague
University of Delaware REP
2010
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Constance
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by Oliver Goldsmith
Directed by Sandy Robbins
University of Delaware REP
2010
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Constance
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by Oliver Goldsmith
Directed by Sandy Robbins
University of Delaware REP
2010
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Radish
THE FOURTH NAIL
World Premiere by Bob Berky
Off Square Theatre in
Jackson Hole, WY
2008
Photo by Zac Rosser

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Birdie
THE LITTLE FOXES
by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Leslie Reidel
University of Delaware REP
2011
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Birdie
THE LITTLE FOXES
by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Leslie Reidel
University of Delaware REP
2011
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Amanda
PRIVATE LIVES
by Noel Coward
Directed by Warner Shook
University of Delaware REP
2010
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Amanda
PRIVATE LIVES
by Noel Coward
Directed by Warner Shook
University of Delaware REP
2010
Photo by Paul Cerro

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Elvira
BLITHE SPIRIT
by Noel Coward
Directed by Ron Bashford
Hangar Theatre
1999
Photo by George Sapio

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Fortune Teller
SKIN OF OUR TEETH
Thornton Wilder
Directed by Sandy Robbins
University of Delaware REP
2012
Photo by Nadine Howatt

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The Fool
KING LEAR with William Leach as Lear
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles Morey Pioneer Theatre Company, 2000
Photo by Robert Clayton

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Suzette
DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER
by Marc Camoletti
adapted by Robin Hawdon
Directed by Ron Bashford
Hangar Theatre
2000
Photo by George Sapio

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Katherine
HENRY V
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Barnes
Utah Shakespearean Festival
1997
Photo by Karl Hugh

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Carine Montbertrand
Studies with Philippe Gaulier
Ecole Philippe Gaulier
2009

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Carine Montbertrand
Studies with Philippe Gaulier
Ecole Philippe Gaulier
2009

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THEATRE REVIEWS

 

FOOL (world premiere by Theresa Rebeck) at The Alley Theatre

“Carine Montbertrand is excellent as the Cassandra-like Lizabeth, resourceful and resilient despite her constant prophecies of gloom and doom.” – HOUSTON CHRONICLE

“As the kitchen wench Lizabeth, Carine Montbertrand captivates the audience.She capably delivers every ounce of the rare, but rich, subtext that passes beyond the fourth wall and lands in the minds of the audience.” – BROADWAYWORLD.COM

 

NIGHT OF THE IGUANA at UD REP

“As Hannah, one of Williams’ greatest creations, Ms. Montbertrand carefully reveals, incrementally and with telling emotional detail, the unexpected dimensions of this complex woman… in this portrayal, we are treated to a thrilling depiction of a woman of great empathy and fearlessness by an actress who possesses those same onstage gifts. Ms. Montbertrand embraces silence as well as speech, and she sees as well as observes, in a riveting performance that reveals both Hannah’s story and strength.” – WILMINGTON NEWS JOURNAL

 

PRIVATE LIVES at Hartford Stage

“Louise, Montbertrand, draws big laughs in her small moments onstage. THE WESTFIELD NEWS

The other stand-out moments came from the actress with the least stage time, Carine Montbertrand, who plays French maid, Louise. All of her lines are in French, so she plays up her character in such an animated way that even if you don’t know what she’s saying, you laugh because of her fierce reactions.” – Entertainment CONNeCT

 

HENRY V with Classical Theatre of Harlem

“Surrounded by a game and tireless ensemble, most notably the hilarious Carine Montbertrand in an array of vastly different roles” – THE VILLAGE VOICE

“Of this happy few, pint-sized Carine Montbertrand is the stand-out, as she takes on the Archbishop of Canterbury, the inebriated Nym, and giggly French lady-in-waiting Alice.” – THEATREMANIA

“Particularly notable are the comic turns by Carine Montbertrand as the nattering Archbishop of Canterbury, the rascally soldier Nym, and the giddy Alice.” – BACKSTAGE

 

THE LITTLE FOXES at UD REP

“Almost magical: The fragile, sensitive, morally sound and appropriately named Birdie Hubbard, who drinks to anesthetize her pain, and owns the front third of the last act. As she did with her Laura Wingfield in the REP’s “The Glass Menagerie,” Carine Montbertrand plays Birdie with exquisite care and grace.” – WILMINGTON NEWS JOURNAL

 

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at UD REP

“Carine Montbertrand, who plays Ui, clearly has to drive the production. She does so brilliantly.” – WILMINGTON NEWS JOURNAL

“Montbertrand is a walking cartoon, a sadistic killer clown who lurches and slithers across the other characters, the stage, and the audience. She easily competes with the other great Uis of recent vintage (Antony Sher, London, 1991; John Turturro, New York, 1991; Martin Wuttke, Berlin, 1995; Al Pacino, New York, 2002; Scot McKenzie, Washington, D.C., 2006).” – BROAD STREET REVIEW

“Soon Ui appears, a grotesque like that other murderer Richard III, played with perverse mastery by Carine Montbertrand.” – THE BROADKILL REVIEW

 

OTHELLO at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Acclaim Award received for Supporting Performance at Emilia

Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nomination for Best Visiting Actress as Emilia

“Emilia, wife of Iago and maid to Desdemona, becomes a veritable Fury. Carine Montbertrand gives herself over to the role of avenging angel in one of the play’s finest performances.” – CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

 

RICHARD III on tour and Off Broadway with The Acting Company

“But this work is owned by Carine Montbertrand as the hauntingly widowed Queen Margaret, who eschews stereotype as the ghostly conscience who dogs the “poisonous, hunchbacked toad” – THE DENVER POST

 

MACBETH on tour and Off Broadway with The Acting Company

“Carine Montbertrand’s sleepwalking scene as Lady Macbeth had such startlingly compelling truth that one could have wished the playwright had prolonged her descent into madness. The nuanced layers of her physical, emotional, and psychological characterization eloquently spoke to her haunting past and inexorable march into self destruction.” – PORTFOLIO WEEKLY

 

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (Germaine) at Capital Repertory Theatre

“They are excellent, especially Ms. Montbertrand, who speaks in long, logical paragraphs that ride easily on one long breath. She is skilled and witty in equal measure.” – THE CHRONICLE

 

KING LEAR (Fool) at the Pioneer Theatre Company

“Carine Montbertrand beautifully balances edgy wit and wisdom with genuine concern for Lear in her portrait” – SALT LAKE CITY TRIBUNE

 

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER at the Hangar Theatre

“As the cook, Montbertrand is a force of nature-coarse, greedy, oversexed, and tacky beyond belief. She grates the moment she opens her mouth and then, from one outrageous moment to another, completely charms-a brilliant comedienne.” – ITHACA TIMES

“Carine Montbertrand as Suzie the cook turns every entrance into a show stopper.” – SYRACUSE NEW TIMES

 

BLITHE SPIRIT at the Hangar Theatre

“Her Elvira is an unalloyed joy, a predatory feline who preens and prances and drapes herself around the room.” – THE ITHACA JOURNAL

“The actor who sets the bar for energy and joy of performance is surely Carine Montbertrand as Elvira.” – THE ITHACA TIMES

 

HENRY V at the Utah Shakespearean Festival

“Other key roles include the beautiful young Princess Katharine of France, exquisitely played by Carine Montbertrand.” – DESERET NEWS