Nate Eppler is a playwright and arts advocate currently serving as Playwright-In-Residence for Nashville Repertory Theatre.
"Each play is marked by Eppler’s unique wit and dark humor. But as anyone who knows him can attest, there’s much more at stake than mere laughs."
"Compelling and fearless."
"Make no mistake: Nate Eppler is far too good a playwright to remain Nashville theater's best-kept secret for much longer."
Eppler's plays are plays are roller coaster rides that match strong storytelling momentum with wild imagination. Full of strong theatrical imagery and constantly surprising invention, Eppler's plays are audacious, electrifying, funny, and truly one-of-a-kind.
Nate Eppler is a playwright and Arts Advocate currently serving as Playwright-in-Residence for Nashville Repertory Theatre. While in residence at Nashville Rep, Mr. Eppler has developed plays including Long Way Down (3Ps Productions, Semi-Finalist Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award 2011), Larries (Nashville Repertory Theatre 2013), Good Monsters (Nashville Repertory Theatre 2016) and The Ice Treatment (GPTC 2016, Actors Bridge Ensemble 2016, Finalist Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award 2017) Mr. Eppler is a vocal advocate for new artists and new works in the American theatre with an emphasis on developing the creative capacity of his adopted hometown of Nashville. In addition to his work as a playwright, Mr. Eppler serves as Director of the Nashville Repertory Theatre Ingram New Works Project, a nationally recognized and locally valued program designed to cultivate the development of new plays for the stage. The Ingram New Works Project empowers new voices in the American theatre with transformative support and expands the creative capacity of Nashville by connecting artists and audiences across extraordinary new works. In addition to his work as a theatre artist, Mr. Eppler runs a trailer park, used to teach actors how to convincingly portray cholecystitis, and was once, briefly, thrillingly, a peanut M&M. Mr. Eppler is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.