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NATHAN AUTREY

Contact
– Phone: 214.677.6249
– Email: nathan.autrey@gmail.com
– Website: www.nathanautrey.com

Education
– Actors Studio Drama School, Pace University – 2018 – Master of Fine Arts, Directing
– University of North Texas – 2007 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Acting
– University of Ulster (Study Abroad) – 2006 – Studied Directing in Ireland 

Other Training
– Viewpoints Training. Fall 2017. SITI Company, under Anne Bogart.
– Training in the Method and Meisner Technique. Fall 2015 – 2018. Actors Studio Drama School, under Susan Aston and Elizabeth Kemp.
– Viewpoints and Devised Training. Fall 2015 – Spring 2018, under Dr. Brian Rhinehart.
– Training in Stanislavski’s System. Fall 2015 – Spring 2018, under Andreas Manolakakis.
– Texas Intensive Fight Choreography Workshop. Presented by the Society of American Fight Directors. Fall 2011, under Michael Chin. Certified in Hand Combat.
– Actor and Director training. Fall 2004 – 2007, under Marjorie Hayes and Sally Vahle.

Affiliations
– A member of the Playwrights and Directors Unit at the Actors Studio 2018 – Current.
– An associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union. 2013 – Current.
– A member of Theatre Communications Group. 2014 – Current.
– A member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association. 2008 – Current.

Theatre Company Experience
– Stolen Shakespeare Guild. Company Associate Artistic Director 2012 – Present. Directing productions, producing theatre in underground black box, mainstage, and theatre festivals.
– Breckenridge Backstage Theatre. Artistic Director Fall 2018 – Fall 2020. Artistic programming, directing, fundraising and theatre education.
– HERE Arts Center (Off-Broadway). Programming Assistant 2016. Assisting the Artistic Director in programming the HERE theatre season and organizer of HARP, the resident artists program.
– Irish Repertory Theatre (Off-Broadway). Assistant Director 2016 for Shining City. Work on all aspects of the production, including private coaching with Matthew Broderick.
– Daryl Roth Theatre (Off-Broadway). Guest Artist 2017.
– Broken Gears Project Theatre. Company Co-Founder and Associate Artistic Director 2009 – 2011. Companies lead director, representing company rehearsals, fundraising, producing and promotion of the company’s mission. 

Academic Appointments 
– Teaching Artists, Shakespeare Dallas, 2018.
– Theatre Director, Creekview High School. 2012 – 2015. Educating beginner theatre students Grades 9 – 12: Theatre 1 – 4; Theatre Production.
– Adjunct Instructor, Baylor University. 2011 – 2012. Instructing Theatre Appreciation for undergraduate students.
– Theatre Director, Forney High School. 2007 – 2011. Educating beginner theatre students Grades 9 – 12: Theatre 1 – 4; Theatre Production.

Professional Directing Highlights
The Great Gatsby – 2020 – Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
A Christmas Carol – 2019 – Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Sweeney Todd – 2019 – Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Little Shop of Horrors – 2019 – Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Boeing, Boeing – 2019 – Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Almost, Maine – 2019 – Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Christmas Story – 2018 – Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
The Wedding Singer – 2018 – Stolen Shakespeare Guild
Does This Woman Have a Name – 2018 – 3 Legged Dog (Off-Broadway)
Ivy Walls – 2018 – 3 Legged Dog (Off-Broadway)
Freak Show – 2017 – Dirty Blondes Co (Off-Broadway)
Lenny Bruce is Back – 2017 – Daryl Roth Theatre (Off-Broadway)
Shining City – 2016 – Irish Rep (Off-Broadway)(Asst. Dir.)
Through the Cracks – 2016 – HERE Arts Center (Off-Broadway)
Here We Are – 2016 – Manhattan Rep (Off-Broadway)
Our Town – 2015 – Stolen Shakespeare Guild
The Last 5 Years – 2014 – Stolen Shakespeare Guild
Guys and Dolls – 2013 – Stolen Shakespeare Guild
Purgatorio – 2013 – Water Tower Out of the Loop
The Birth of Merlin – 2012 – Stolen Shakespeare Guild
The Magdalen Whitewash – 2011 – Water Tower Out of the Loop
Pitchfork Disney – 2011 – Broken Gears Project Theatre
The Comedy of Errors – 2010 – Stolen Shakespeare Guild
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea – 2010 – Broken Gears Project Theatre
The Merry Wives of Windsor – 2008 – Stolen Shakespeare Guild

Educational Directing Highlights
Long Walk to Forever – 2017 – Actors Studio Drama School
Goobers Descend – 2016 – Actors Studio Drama School
Alice in Wonderland – 2014 – Creekview High School
Anatomies – 2014 – Creekview High School
Shrek – 2013 – Creekview High School
The Mai – 2013 – Creekview High School
Hello Dolly – 2012 – Creekview High School
Indoor/Outdoor – 2012 – Baylor University 
By The Bog of Cats – 2011 – Forney High School
Cabaret – 2010 – Forney High School
Macbeth – 2010 – Forney High School
The Angelina Project – 2009 – Forney High School
Footloose – 2008 – Forney High School
Dancing at Lughnasa – 2007 – University of North Texas
Alice in Wonderland – 2007 – University of North Texas
The Cripple of Inishmaan – 2006 – University of North Texas
The Actor’s Nightmare – 2006 – University of Ulster

 Acting Highlights
Beauty Queen of Leenane – Ray – Joey Folsom – Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Taming of the Shrew – Luciento – Nic McMinn – Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Dressed as Girl – Ron – Anna Gordon – Independent Film
The Lucky Chance – Captain – Rene Moreno – Echo Theatre
Our Father – Jacob – Jason Driggers – Second Thought
The Hairy Ape – Paddy – Joey Folsom – Broken Gears Project Theatre
Twelve Angry Men – Foreman – Joey Folsom – Poor Man Productions
Mame – Gregor – Buff Shurr – Garland Summer
Romeo and Juliet – Romeo – Jason Morgan – Stolen Shakespeare Guild
Volpone – Captain – Brad DeBorde – Stolen Shakespeare Guild
A Midsummer Night’s Dream  – Lysander – Dennis Sloan – Stolen Shakespeare Guild

 Conference Presentation
– “Finding Clarity in a Sea of Darkness.” Far West Popular Culture and American Culture Conference, Las Vegas, February 2012.
– “Someone Else’s Work: A Close Examination of Directorial Plagiarism.” Mid America Theatre Conference, Chicago, March 2012.

 Professional Service
– University Interscholastic League One Act Play Clinic Adjudicator, Clinician of High School U.I.L. One Act Play productions, Kemp TX, 2012.
– University Interscholastic League One Act Play Judge, Judge of Junior High U.I.L. One Act Play Contest, Irving TX, 2008.
– University Interscholastic League Prose Interpretation Judge, High School U.I.L. Prose Interpretation Judge, Terrell TX, 2008.

Theatrical Directing Review Highlights
– “New Artistic Director puts Breckenridge Backstage Theatre back in the limelight.” Eli Pace, Summit Daily
– “Autrey directs Folsom in Lenny Bruce is Back, guiding the actor securely and smoothly in negotiating the taut line between theatrical performance and fourth wall breaking stand up delivery.” Alexandria Bonifield, Critical Rant
– “The most talented, young director in Dallas, Nathan Autrey” Lawson Taitte, Dallas Morning News
– “Nathan Autrey moves the characters well and also does a good job of modulating the show’s pace to suit its moments.” Punch Shaw, Fort Worth Star Telegram
– “Director Nathan Autrey has pulled impressive, disturbing performances from Wheeler and Venters (in her Dallas debut) as the twins.”  Lawson Taitte, Dallas Morning News
– “Director Nathan Autrey inserted a collection of brilliantly-posed tableaux.”  Laurie Lynn Lindemeier, The Column
– “Director Nathan Autrey and his cast of two make it look anything but rudimentary.” Lawson Taitte, Dallas Morning News

 Awards
– Best Regional Touring Show Nomination 2018, Broadway World: Lenny Bruce is Back
– Critics Pick Production of 2017, Dallas Morning News: Lenny Bruce is Back
– Bayard Friedman Drama Director of the Year 2015
– Critics Pick Production of 2015, Fort-Worth Star Telegram: Guys and Dolls
– Best Musical, Betty Buckley Awards in 2014: Shrek the Musical
– Critics Pick Production of 2011, Dallas Morning News: The Pitchfork Disney
– Critics Pick Production of 2010, Dallas Morning News: Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

References
Jim Anderson, President of the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Board.
Contact: 832.567.3260
Email: debraanderson@sbcglobal.net

Jason Morgan, Artistic Director, Stolen Shakespeare Guild.
Contact: 817.988.2058
Email: shakespeareguil@aol.com

Dr. Brian Rhinehart, Lecturer, Actors Studio Drama School
Contact: 718.496.9790
Email: brianrhinehart1@gmail.com  

Ricky Ramon, Assistant Professor, Howard University.
Contact: 469.285.6179
Email: ricky.ramon@gmail.com

Sally Vahle, Assistant Professor, University of North Texas.
Contact: 940.565.2446
Email: sally.vahle@unt.edu