Nate Eppler is a playwright and teaching artist based in the southeastern United States. Eppler' s plays are fierce and funny comedies that explode our most fundamental anxieties. Full of surreal imagery and constantly surprising invention, Nate’s plays are roller coaster rides that delight and frighten in equal measure.
His plays include Long Way Down, Larries, Sextape (& Other Stories) and Keeping Up With the Joneses.
Nate is a passionate supporter of locally grown theatre in his adopted hometown and is proud a recipient of both the Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Development Support Grant and the Individual Artist Fellowship. Nate is one of the curators of The Ten Minute Playhouse, a quarterly festival of new plays by Tennessee Playwrights, and is an executive director of Playhouse Nashville, an organization devoted to producing new works for the stage and elevating the voices of playwrights in the south.
Nate currently serves as the very first Playwright-in-Residence for Tennessee Repertory Theatre where he developed 2011 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award semi-finalist Long Way Down, City of the Dead, The Future Mrs. and Larries. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.