Theater Faculty

Nathan Davis

Nathan Davis headshot

Photo by Elizabeth Q. Davis


Nathan Alan Davis’ plays include The Refuge Plays (Upcoming at McCarter Theatre), Nat Turner in Jerusalem (New York Theatre Workshop), Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea (NNPN Rolling World Premiere), and The Wind and the Breeze (Cygnet Theatre). His plays have been commissioned and developed by The Public Theater, NYTW, McCarter Theatre, Arena Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Indiana Rep., The Lark, New Harmony, and Sundance. Awards and honors include a Whiting Award in Drama, the Stavis Playwright Award, a Steinberg/ATCA New Play Citation, a 2050 Fellowship, a Rita Goldberg Fellowship, the Blue Ink Award, and the Lorraine Hansberry Award. Nathan is a graduate of Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. He holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Indiana University and a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Illinois.


Nat Turner in Jerusalem to open New York Theatre Workshop’s 2016/17 season |

The Wind and the Breeze named winner of the 2016 Blue Ink Playwriting Award | Broadway World

First Look at New Neighborhood/Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre’s Reading of The Refuge Plays trilogy | Broadway World

Theatre Alliance (DC) production of Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea receives five Helen Hayes Awards nominations, including Outstanding Play | Washington Post

The Refuge Plays at Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Centre, May 8 – June 7, 2020


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