Nathaniel Hanula-James collaborates on theatre performances as a dramaturg, performer, writer and administrator. Born and raised in Vancouver (the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations), he now makes his home in Toronto/Tkaronto. Nathaniel is Associate Dramaturg at Nightswimming, where he assists in the nurturing of new work. He is one of five playwrights selected for the first National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit, to work on a play about a queer marriage of convenience in 1950s Toronto. Creation projects include Untitled Flamingo Play, a solo show about a queer child in search of a role model, which Talk is Free Theatre premiered in 2022, and Flux in the City, a collaboration with Wesley Lincoln Reibeling about the future of Canadian cities. Performance credits include Iphigenia and the Furies (Theatre Passe Muraille) and Towards Rebirth (Shakespeare in the Ruff). Nathaniel is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (Acting), McGill University (BA Drama & Theatre), and Humber College (Arts Administration). He is an alumni of Teesri Duniya’s Fireworks Playwriting Program and the Paprika Festival’s Creative Producers and Administrators program.
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