Nathaniel Foster

Nathaniel Foster

Nate is a New York City-based Playwright, Performer, and Dramaturg. He is a 2017 Kennedy Center New Play Dramaturgy Fellow, 2018 ASTEP Artist as Citizens Fellow, a 2018 Cape Cod Theatre Project New Play Development Fellow and a 2019 New Play Development Apprentice at The Public Theater. He was a member of The Workshop Theatre's Winter//Spring 2020 writers intensive. He was a 2020-2021 ArtHouse Inkubator...
Nate is a New York City-based Playwright, Performer, and Dramaturg. He is a 2017 Kennedy Center New Play Dramaturgy Fellow, 2018 ASTEP Artist as Citizens Fellow, a 2018 Cape Cod Theatre Project New Play Development Fellow and a 2019 New Play Development Apprentice at The Public Theater. He was a member of The Workshop Theatre's Winter//Spring 2020 writers intensive. He was a 2020-2021 ArtHouse Inkubator Playwright and a 2021 resident playwright at The Strides Collective. He was the recipient of the 2018 Kennedy Center Ken Ludwig Young Playwright Award. He served as an associate producer for Loading Dock Theatre’s 2020 Forklift season and as an associate producer for Black Lives, Black Words 2020 Plays for the People series. His plays have been seen or developed at The Kennedy Center, The Workshop Theatre, New York Theatre Festival, The Brick, Permafrost Theatre, Fort Collins Fringe Festival, Southern Utah University, Pharmacy Theatre, Mirrobox Theatre, The Strides Collective, Live and in Color, and The Tank. Selected Dramaturgy Credits include $#!thole Country Clapback (Dramaturg//Loading Dock Theatre) In Common (Campfire Theatre Festival//Dramaturg) Complicit (Dramaturg//The New Cosmopolitans) Reykjavik (Kennedy Center// Ast. Dramaturg) Leftovers (Kennedy Center//Ast. Dramaturg)

Plays

  • Don't Laugh. It's Funny.
    Tom just threw himself off a bridge. He's going to die. As he falls Tom reflects on the last relationship he had, what he thinks he'll leave behind, and challenges what it means to live with a mental illness.
    It's funnier than it sounds.
  • How to Stop the World
    Desperate to connect in a society that makes it next to impossible to do so a young queer boy ventures into the city in search of something he never thought he'd find.
  • Water Like Honey
    An adaption of the famous Icarus myth that follows, Icarus a brilliant black boy growing up on the Southside of Chicago. Icarus finally gets a way out when he is admitted into Northwestern. Unable to pay his tuition bill, Icarus begins selling drugs to supplement his income and soon finds himself deeper than he could have ever imagined. Water Like Honey explores the lengths to which African American children...
    An adaption of the famous Icarus myth that follows, Icarus a brilliant black boy growing up on the Southside of Chicago. Icarus finally gets a way out when he is admitted into Northwestern. Unable to pay his tuition bill, Icarus begins selling drugs to supplement his income and soon finds himself deeper than he could have ever imagined. Water Like Honey explores the lengths to which African American children must go in order to succeed in a systemically oppressive society.

  • Funny
    After a shocking revelation turns her life upside down, Charlie an aspiring stand up comedian is forced to rebuild everything from the ground up.
  • How to Win at Checkers Every Time
    Seventeen year old Ovid is forced to come face to face with his anxiety disorder when he enters into his first serious relationship and has to try to balance love and mental health.
  • Boys Go to Jupiter
    Young Ian faces the harsh realities of being a queer boy in a conservative town when a new boy becomes something more than he can ignore.
  • Her(e)
    After being kicked out of her home for being gay, young Elizabeth must search to find her place in a world that she feels she doesn't have a place in.