Nathaniel P. Claridad – Recently received a Drama League Artist-in-Residence award to direct Endangered Species by PATP classmate Nilan Johnson, “A hilariously scathing new play about racial identity that explores what happens when Black culture is abandoned for the safety of the normative. What remains when history, context, and culture disappears?” Other Off-Broadway credits include Here Lies Love (Public Theater, dir. Alex Timbers), Awesome 80’s Pro; Regional credits include work at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., Imagination Stage, Barrington Stage Company, Cape Fear Regional Theater, Two Rivers Theatre Company, Hangar Theatre, Folger Theatre, and The Kennedy Center. He made his NYC producing debut at the Drama League with Caridad Svich’s Upon the Fragile Shore with Executive Director Gabriel Shanks directing. He also performed in the piece alongside Nilan Johnson and Tania Chelnov (both PATP ’14). He also appeared in New York Shakespeare Exchange’s Titus Andronicus which the New York Times called ‘electric’, as well as workshopping Laser Beak Man, a new piece co-produced by Dead Puppet Society and the New Victory (with fellow PATP ’14 alum Maren Searle). As a director, Nathaniel has worked for the Obie Award winning Peculiar Works Project (directing an Apollinaire piece featuring Brandon Garegnani and Tania Chelnov, PATP ’14), and directed July House for the 2015 NYC Fringe Festival (cast includes Josh Tobin, PATP ’13).