Theater Faculty

Nathan Davis

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Photo by Elizabeth Q. Davis


Nathan Alan Davis’ plays include Nat Turner in Jerusalem (New York Theatre Workshop, 2016), Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea (NNPN Rolling World Premiere; Steinberg/ATCA New Play Citation, 2015) and The Wind and the Breeze (New Harmony Project residency; premiering at Cygnet Theatre, 2018). Recent commissions and development include: Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Public Theatre, Seattle Rep. and The Lark. Nathan is a Lecturer in Theater at Princeton University, a Usual Suspect at NYTW and a 2016 graduate of Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. He received his MFA from Indiana University and his BFA 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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