Nathan Sanders received the Oppenheimer Award nomination from "New
York Newsday" for the "most impressive debut of a new American playwright" for the Off-Broadway production
of his first play, "The Sugar Bean Sisters", at the WPA Theatre in New York City. The world premiere production
was directed by Evan Yionoulis. Since that time, the play has been produced at 100 regional theatres across the country, including
Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers, Florida, Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, West Virginia, Hippodrome State
Theatre in Gainesville, Florida, Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana, Studio Theatre in Sacramento, California, WaterTower
Theatre in Addison, Texas, Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA, San Jose Stage Company in San Jose, California and Company of Angels
Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Selections from "The Sugar Bean Sisters" have been published in "One On
One: The Best Women's Monologues For the Nineties" by Applause Books. The full script is published by Dramatic Publishing
"The Sugar Witch", Part II in "The
Sugar Bean Trilogy" of plays, received its world premiere at Northside Theatre Company in San Jose, California. The production
opened October 4, 2007. The New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco presented the play during the 2009-2010 season.
"The Sugar Witch" has also been produced at Rep 21 Theatre in Ontario, Canada and the Dayton Theatre Guild in Dayton,
Ohio. The play is published by Samuel French, Inc.
one-act play, "Sweet Jesus!" was presented as a staged-reading at the Marsh, a "breeding ground for new performance"
in San Francisco. The world premiere was presented at Pegasus Theatre Company in Monte Rio, California and the play was subsequently
produced by Three Wise Monkeys & Thunderbird Theatre Co. and presented at the 6th Annual Bay One Acts Festival at the
Eureka Theatre in San Francisco. In the summer of 2007 "Sweet Jesus" was presented at the San Francisco Theatre
Festival. The play is published in the Bay One Acts Festival Anthology Vol. 6.
A staged-reading of Nathan's play, "The Amazing Adventures of Della, The Dwarf", was presented in December
2004 at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood. Tony Dow directed an all-star cast that included Meredith Eaton (TV's "Boston
Legal") and film legend Piper Laurie. Grove Theater Center in Burbank, CA presented a staged-reading of the new draft
of the play in February 2008 with Meredith Eaton, Pauley Perrette and Marcia Wallace.
Nathan's most recent play, "Divine Fruit/Kundalini Rising" was presented at the New Works Festival at the
Phoenix Theatre in Arizona in July 2010. An earlier reading was presented at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco
starring Karen Grassle ("Little House On The Prairie") and Thea Gill ("Queer as Folk").
Upcoming film projects include "Heart In The Sand", an original screenplay
with filmmaker Hamlet Sarkissian ("Camera Obscura") and the motion picture adaptation of "The Amazing Adventures
of Della, The Dwarf".
Nathan studied playwriting with
Howard Stein, Associate Supervisor of the Playwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia and
is an active member of the Dramatists Guild of America.