Nathan Allen

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Nathan founded The House Theatre of Chicago with friends in the year 2001 and continues to lead the company as Artistic Director. Writing and directing credits include Death and Harry Houdini, The Last Defender, The Sparrow, Rose and the Rime, and The Hammer Trinity (The Iron Stag King, and The Crownless King, The Excelsior King.) He wrote and starred in The Valentine Trilogy (San Valentino and The Melancholy Kid, Curse of the Crying Heart, and Valentine Victorious) and directed The Magnificents by Dennis Watkins, with whom he also created the weekly magic show, The Magic Parlour. Nathan's work has been seen on the stages of The House, The Steppenwolf Merle Reskin Garage Theatre, The Arsht Center of Miami, The Stoneham Theatre in Boston, Strawdog Theatre, The Neo-Futurarium, Collaboraction, and The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Nathan is a Founding Partner of the Chicago Performance Lab at The University of Chicago, and continues to serve as a curator. He has co-produced the support and development of over 50 new plays and projects, dozens of which have gone on to production at performing arts organizations around Chicago.

Nathan has received acknowledgements from the Joseph Jefferson Awards, The Orgie Awards, and The American College Theatre Festival.  He is an Eagle Scout, and a Hunt Leadership Scholar. He has been named an Associate Artist at The Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, and received the Emerging Leader Award from his alma mater, Southern Methodist University.