Nate is a director, teacher and activist. He is currently an adjunct professor and curriculum development consultant at Northwestern University in Chicago, where he recently graduated with an MFA in Directing, and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Chicago credits include productions with Griffin Theatre (Director -Heisenberg), Porchlight Music Theatre (Director - I Am A Camera, Dramaturg/Cultural Consultant - Cabaret), Steppenwolf Theatre (AD - Curious Incident df the Dog in the Nighttime, Script Assistant - Linda Vista), Northlight Theatre (AD - Mr. Dickens' Hat, The Book of Will, and Beauty Queen of Leenane) , Collaboraction (Director - Manspread Madness) and the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts (Director - Peter and the Starcatcher, Winnie-the-Pooh,The Angry Brigade, Midsummer A Play with Songs). Prior to moving to the Midwest, he was a Company Member at Theatre Vertigo, sat on the board of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, and worked extensively in various capacities with companies such as Artists Repertory Theatre (AD - American Hero and Grand Concourse ) where he was also the casting associate, the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Third Rail Repertory Theatre (AD - Static, The Night Alive, Director - Bull, ID[ea], Reverse/Loop/Repeat, Off the Rails Festival ), Action/Adventure ( Director - All's Faire, Pilot Season ) and Theatre Vertigo ( Director - A Maze ). He was the lead producer of the international touring production of EM Lewis’ The Gun Show and has also directed the world premieres of the KCACTF recognized original plays Middle Names and Alone in a Taxicab in a Snowy Foreign Country at Three in the Morning.
Nate is also the author of the viral flow-chart "Should I Direct this Play? A Guide for Well-intentioned Straight White Men".
As a teacher, Nate has worked at Northwestern University, and as a teaching artist at Northlight Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, the Institute of Contemporary Performance, Lewis & Clark College, the National High School Institute, Oregon Children's Theatre, and more than a dozen public schools in and around Portland. He served for four years as the Program Director of Isinglass and Artists Repertory Theatre's esteemed Egg Summer Theatre Leadership Academy and has taught Non-violent Direct Action, protest safety, and bias intervention workshops throughout the United States.
Haunting, odd, and full of surprises, well acted and brilliantly blocked, it’s a play that will keep you on the edge of your seat all evening”. - AL Adams, Oregon ArtsWatch review of A Maze at Theatre Vertigo.