I cannot conceive any work of art as having a separate existence from life itself.

-Antonin Artaud, The Theatre and Its Double


Born and raised

Austin, Texas



Northwestern University


Current location

Los Angeles, California


Natalie C. Houchins is a writer and actress. She studied acting and playwriting at Northwestern University and has also trained at Interlochen Center for the Arts, the National High School Institute, and the British American Drama Academy.

While at Northwestern, Natalie appeared in several plays, including Pink Milk, which went on to perform at the New York and Chicago Fringe Festivals. Her college career culminated in a performance of her honors thesis, Caddy: A Play About Kings, an autobiographical adaptation of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. In addition to Theatre, she earned a degree in Gender & Sexuality Studies. Her work as a writer, actress, and activist, is fueled and inspired by what she learned. 

She relocated to Los Angeles in 2016 to pursue a hybrid writing-acting career nearer to an ocean, though you can often find her sipping a beer or hanging out at Barton Springs in Austin. Her webseries that she wrote, starred in, and co-produced, Kahla and Natalie Reach Enlightenment, can be found on YouTube. Upcoming projects include an independent feature entitled Seahorse co-written with director Rommel Eclarinal, and a reimagining of her honors thesis under a new title, Sister

Natalie believes that black lives matter, love is love, gender is expansive, and that women's rights are human rights.