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Nathan Sanders

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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 premier production was directed by Evan Yionoulis.ÊSince that time, the play has been produced at 75 regional theatres across the country, including Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers, Fla.; Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, W.V.; Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville, Fla.; Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Ind.; Studio Theatre in Sacramento, Calif.; WaterTower Theatre in Addison, Texas; Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va.; San Jose Stage Company in San Jose, Calif.; and Company of Angels Theatre in Los Angeles. Upcoming productions include Elmira Theatre Company in Ontario, Canada; Midland Center for the Arts Theatre in Midland, Mich.; and the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre in Atlantic Beach, Fla.ÊSelections 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 Company.ÊThe Sugar Witch, Part II in The Sugar Bean Trilogy of plays,Êreceived its world premiere at Northside Theatre Company in San Jose, Calif. The production opened October 4, 2007.ÊThe New Conservatory Theatre CenterÊin San Francisco presented the play during the 2009-2010 season. The Sugar Witch has also been produced at Rep 21 Theatre in Ontario, Canada,Êand the Dayton Theatre Guild in Dayton, Ohio. The play isÊpublished by Samuel French, Inc. Sanders'Êone-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, Calif., and the play was subsequently produced by Three Wise Monkeys and 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,ÊSweet Jesus! was presented at the San Francisco Theatre Festival. The play isÊpublished in the Bay One Acts Festival Anthology Vol. 6.ÊA staged reading of Nathan's play Little By Little 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, Calif., presented a staged reading of the new draft of Little By Little in February 2008 with Meredith Eaton, Pauley Perrette and Marcia Wallace. Sanders' 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 includeÊHeart in the Sand, an original screenplay with filmmaker Hamlet Sarkissian (Camera Obscura) and the motion-picture adaptation of Little By Little.ÊSanders studied playwriting with Howard Stein, associate supervisor of the Playwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama. He lives in San Francisco and is an active member of The Dramatists Guild of America.

Visit the official website of The Sugar Bean Sisters, Sweet Jesus!, Little By Little, The Sugar Witch and Divine Fruit/Kundalini Rising.

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