Stuart Nager

category: Actor, Literary,

Contact & Info


Phone: 914-953-5212


Artist Statement

I believe that there is no box to think outside of. Think, imagine, create. I utilize the Workshop Model (Doing instead of being talked at) to its fullest potential. No matter the age or subject matter, my pedagogical lens focuses on creation in a cooperative and judgment-free atmosphere. My background is rich in Improvisation, Storytelling, Creative Dramatics & Directing, Public Speaking, Shakespearean studies, Presentation Skills, and Creative Writing. Plus a little of this, a lot of that. As of September 2021, I lead Communication courses at Mercy College as an Adjunct Professor. My creative path still allows me to lead workshops, facilitate Professional Development programs, lead online creative writing classes, and direct performances.

"Creativity is intelligence having fun."  ~ Albert Einstein

Educational Background

  • MA in Educational Theater, New York University, 2005.
  • MA in Oral Traditions, The Graduate Institute, 2007.
  • Lincoln Center Institute | Aesthetics in Arts Education
  • Columbia University | Shakespeare Fellow
  • Theatre for a New Audience | Shakespearean studies
  • The Globe Theater, London | Shakespearean studies
  • Sarah Lawrence College | Puppetry Master Intensive
  •  Commedia dell Arte School  | Commedia dell Arte training
  •  NYC Department of Education | Professional Development programs.

Teaching Artist Experience

  •  NYC Department of Education | Professional Development Facilitator.
  • NYC Department of Education | Chair of Curriculum Development Program
  • The Brothers Grinn | Workshop Guide in Theater Arts
  • ArtsWestchester | Theater Arts
  • Envision Theater | TA | Director
  • Arts Connection | TA
  • Arts Horizons | TA
  • Opera America | Senior Community Workshop
  • PACE University | Presentation Skills
  • LEAP | TA
  • The Leadership Program | TA - anti-bullying programs
  • Westchester Library System | TA Summer Reading Programs & Storytelling workshops