Natacha Astuto loves coffee, pink, sky high stilettos, TV series that end badly and big American cities where every street is a slice of life. She is a mechanical engineer with an MBA who is passionate about theater. Natacha has appeared in 14 plays with Swiss companies and was able to tour with some of the shows in France, Belgium and Canada. Natacha had long dreamed of writing her own play. She wants to write, needs to write of life's troubles - without sparing her characters. She makes them love, laugh, cry. Her dream first came true when her play Un Hôpital pour six francs was stage in 2005. It was followed by Big Boss in 2006, L’Appartement in 2008, Dans une Autre vie in 2009 and Le Dernier train in 2012. All dramatic comedies with short sequences and sharp, powerful dialog, transitioning unobtrusively between tears and laughter. Each hitting the right note, yet leaving the audience engaged, unsettled maybe... still thinking about it the next day.
In 2013 Le Dernier train was a finalist of the WriteMovie Contest #31. Big Boss won a playwriting contest organized by Tulalu!?. 2014 is the year when Natacha will see her play The Last Train - Le Dernier train in its American version - performed in Los Angeles during the Hollywood Fringe Festival by the James Svatko company.
Natacha currently works on the screenplay of the The Last Train and is writing two new original plays.
Name: Natacha Astuto
Lives in: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Occupation: Playwright and Screenwriter
Finalist - WriteMovie Winter Contest
Finalist - WriteMovie Contest #38
Grand Prix - Festival de Cahors
Young Jury Prize - Festival de Cahors
Finalist - WriteMovie Contest #31