Charlesanne Rabensburg hails from Austin, Texas and has been acting professionally for most of her life thanks to the beautiful talents of her actress mother. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston and recently receiving her MFA from The Ohio State University, Charlesanne now resides in Chicago, Illinois. She was a proud company member of two of the South’s premiere creators and producers of new work for the theatre; Infernal Bridegroom Productions and The Catastrophic Theatre. Favorite performances include Othello, Hide Town, King John, Symphony of Rats, Medea (nominated for the Houston Chronicle’s Houston’s Best Actress award) and Three Sisters (nominated for a Central Ohio Circle of Theatre’s Best Actor award). She is the grateful recipient of The Ohio State University Arts Alliance Grant and the College of Arts and Humanities International Visual and Performance Arts grant for her continuing study with The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Since moving to Chicago she has performed with The Right Brain Project, The Plagiarists, Jackalope Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre Company, The New American Folk Theatre, Wayward Productions, Livewire Chicago Theatre, and is now an Artistic Associate with The Right Brain Project.
Off the stage, Charlesanne dedicates her time to working with The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stand Up for Shakespeare program by taking Shakespeare into 3rd-12th grade classes and implementing their mission statement of “Start it earlier. See it live. Do it on your feet.” She also coaches acting, movement, choreography, stage violence and staged physical intimacy. She also spends time working with Rachel’s House, a living facility for women putting their lives and families back together after being incarcerated at The Ohio Reformatory for Women at Marysville.
Research Interests: Complex Texts (Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ibsen), Experimental Theatre (Artaud, Beckett, Foreman), Movement and Physical Performance, Laban, Viewpoints, Circus and Burlesque, Ensemble Based Theatre, and the Creation of New Works.