North America reviewer and feature writer
Nathan Gabriel is an educator and professional director who received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from Temple University, where he also taught.
Now an endowed Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana Performing Arts Department, he also serves as their Season Coordinator and is the head of the Stage Directors and Choreographers division of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region 6.
He has worked at over a dozen professional theaters including the Tony award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, The Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. From 2006 to 2009 Nathan served as Associate Artistic Director of Cincinnati’s New Edgecliff Theatre, where he helped increase audience attendance and private donations by directing several shows each season and creating the award-winning Cincinnati Directors Competition.
He has worked and studied with master directors such as Michael Kahn, Mark Lamos, and Doug Wager. His productions have received much critical praise, and his awards include a Cincinnati Acclaim Award and multiple recognitions from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for “Excellence in Directing.”