Nathan Crossan-Smith

Associate Lecturer - Directing

Nathan is a director and practitioner from Manchester. He is Co-Director Hydrocracker, a Trustee for Graeae and the Runner Up for the 2021 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award.

Directing includes: WHO CARES 2032 (Royal & Derngate, Northampton), The Trials (Storyhouse), Bitch Boxer (Institute for Conetmporary Theatre), The Voyage Out- a dancetheatre piece after Virginia Woolf (Northern School of Contemporary Dance Research Commission), Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Orange Tree), Richard II by William Shakespeare (LAMDA), Half Blue by Ava Wong Davies (Audible), Hurricane Protest Songs (Graeae), Doorstep Theatre (November Club).

Associate Directing includes: Operation Black Antler (Dir. Matt Adams, Blast Theory & Hydrocracker, Southbank Centre), Strangers on a Train Set (Dir. Laurence Till, Lipservice National Tour).

Film includes: MISH + GRAHAM by Thea Gajic and Rebecca Saffir (Hydrocracker), Before the Flame Goes Out by Raymond Antrobus (Hydrocracker), Bloodymided (as Second AD, Blast Theory, 14-18 NOW), A Place Free Of Judgement (as Floor Manager, Blast Theory).

Nathan works extensively with young people and community groups through his youth justice lyricism project tipping point and in co-creation projects including with National Theatre, Barbican, National Youth Theatre, National Theatre Wales, 20 Stories High, The Yard, Contact, Gate Theatre, Donmar Wharehouse, Young Vic, Synergy, Kids Company, Royal Court and London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Nathan is a Deutsche Bank Award Winner, the Runner Up for the 2017 JMK Award and a Finalist for the 2018 Genesis Award at the Young Vic. Nathan trained on LAMDA’s postgraduate directing course and National Theatre Directors Course.

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