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Originally from Kansas City, with stints in NYC, CT, DC, and FL, Nathan relocated to Ithaca to serve as the Hangar Theatre’s Education Director & Artistic Associate. As a director, Nathan’s career has spanned a variety of genres and forms—from large scale musicals to intimate chamber pieces, from developing new plays in collaboration with living playwrights to developing his own adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth for two actors. He has also produced and directed regional premieres of Andrew Lippa’s John & Jen and Lucas Hnath’s Red Speedo. In addition to directing, Nathan has been selected for Artistic Fellowship and Apprentice roles at the Westport Country Playhouse and DC’s Studio Theatre where he worked alongside a number of directors he is now fortunate to consider mentors, including: Bob Moss, Mark Lamos, David Muse, Kent Gash, Nicky Martin, Eric Rosen, and Phylicia Rashad. An actor for a number of years, Nathan earned a BFA in acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, later earning his MFA in Directing at Florida State University. He is a proud member of both AEA and SDC.

Nathan also spent five years at the nationally recognized Coterie Theatre as a resident lead teaching artist and is eager to bring that experience here to the Hangar. Whether teaching acting classes in regional theatres, leading masterclass workshops at State Thespian Conferences, or directing productions with youth actors, Nathan has a passion for fostering young people to bring their own imagination and life experiences to an exploration of their world through the medium of theatre, creating work that is unmistakably unique and personal.