Nathan Autrey holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of North Texas and an M.F.A. in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. He has over thirteen years of experience in education and as a professional actor and director. Nathan has taught theatre both at the secondary and collegiate level, including the construction and implementation of theatre curriculum for three different Texas school districts. He was awarded the Bayard Friedman Drama Director of the Year award in 2015. Professionally, he helped create Broken Gears Project Theatre. Under his direction, Broken Gears was awarded a Top Ten Production in 2010 for John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Dallas Morning News), and BEST Production in 2011 for The Pitchfork Disney (Dallas Morning News). Broken Gears also performed the US premiere of The Magdalene Whitewash and the English premiere of The Hand by German Madrid. Lawson Taitte of the Dallas Morning News called Nathan the “youngest, most talented director in Dallas.” Nathan has worked and directed for three different Off-Broadway Theatres in NYC: The Daryl Roth Theatre, HERE Arts, and The Irish Repertory Theatre. His production of Lenny Bruce is Back was nominated for Best Touring Show of the Year in 2018 by Broadway World and featured nominations for both Best Direction and Best Actor. Nathan has also served as the Artistic Director for the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre where he programmed 3 seasons of art and was responsible for helping “Put the Theatre back in the limelight.” Nominations for Nathan also include John Garcia’s: The Column, Colorado Theatre Guild and numerous positive theatrical reviews within top Dallas Fort-Worth area and Colorado area publications. Nathan currently serves as an Adjunct Theatre Professor at UNT, an Artistic Associate for the non-profit Classical Theatre Company – Stolen Shakespeare Guild and is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union.