Westchester, NY – Under the leadership of Artistic Director Cady McClain, Ossining resident Nathan Flower is joining the company as Associate Artistic Director.
When asked to comment on the company’s announcement, Flower offered, “I have an instinctive knack for supporting theater makers in leadership; being able to help them realize their vision. Cady is energizing the company in an innovative way – she sees the huge legacy and history of the company, the talent of its membership – everyone who has invested in it for decades – and has a great instinct for how to build on that legacy. I think Axial is primed for growth – the company has the artistic integrity, company membership and imaginative drive to start punching above its weight in Westchester. I’m delighted to be joining as its new Associate Director.”
Said McClain of her new Associate, “I am thrilled to have Nate join our team. He is a consummate professional who brings years of experience and artistry with him. He is well known and respected for his directing work in the Westchester theater community and beyond. I am looking forward to collaborating with him on the exciting projects planned for this season and for years to come.”
ABOUT NATHAN FLOWER:
Nathan is the Founding Director of the Hudson Valley Moving Company(HVMCo) – a physical performance collective. He is the Head of Movement Training at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio and is an Associate Arts professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he is currently the Program Director for the MSNR(Meisner) Studio @ Tisch Drama. Nathan served for three years as Associate Chair of Tisch Drama. As a Certified Williamson Practitioner, he has spent 20 years developing his own uniquely integrated process for movement training and physical performance as well as role-preparation/coaching for stage & camera performance.
Recent directing and performance projects include HVMCo.’s Maximum Occupancy (Industry City, Brooklyn) collaborating with theater maker Youlim Nam on her play New Year’s Day/Sae Hae (El Barrios Artspace), directing playwright Kate Benson’s new work, Where Are We Going? (Tisch Drama) and on-set physical coaching for season 5 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon). In September Nathan is directing projects by Tara Meddaugh and Jill Maynard for the 2023 Aery Festival (Phillipstown Depot Theater) in addition to directing the staged reading of Craig Lucas’ Ode to Joy for Axial.
Nathan and his wife of 20+ years are very proud to have raised three amazing adult children (in addition to three dogs) in Ossining, NY.
ABOUT AXIAL THEATRE:
Axial Theater is a twenty-three year old not-for-profit institution dedicated to supporting the professional development of the independent voice through audience involvement and a commitment to presenting challenging, intelligent, and culturally relevant theatrical experiences. The company and its productions reviewed in the New York Times and is supported by the William T Morris Foundation and Arts Westchester among others.
To learn more about Axial Theatre, visit: www.axialtheatre.org
About Axial Theatre
Axial Theatre’s mission is to create and produce professional relevant, original plays in collaboration and to cultivate theatre artists through year round educational programming. We are committed to involving our audiences in the process of play development and accomplish this by presenting new works in the form of staged readings, workshop performances, and fully mounted professional productions. At the end of every workshop presentation we solicit our audience’s feedback in question and answer sessions. All classes, rehearsals for shows, and invited workshops take place at Axial’s home: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, NY 10570-3125 For more information please visit www.AxialTheatre.org Email: AxialTheatre@gmail.com Phone: (914) 286-7680