Sunday, November 21, 2010

Guest Blogger of the Week: Nat Cassidy


We really want to thank Jon Stancato for being our guest blogger last week.

This week's guest blogger is Nat Cassidy.

Nat Cassidy is an award-winning writer, actor, and director, and a sandwich-winning musician. Raised in Arizona, he moved to NYC in 2004 and has since appeared onstage in close to 40 productions and workshops at venues such as 59E59, Classic Stage's East 13th Street Theatre, Cherry Lane, The Public, Theatre Row, SoHo Playhouse, 45th Street Theatre, Dodger Studios, PS 122, Barrow Street Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Source, The Gallery Players, Theater1010, The WorkShop, and a whole bunch of others. As a writer and director, two of his scripts were nominated for a combined total of five IT Awards in 2009, including Outstanding Production (THE RECKONING OF KIT & LITTLE BOOTS, Engine37/The Gallery Players), Outstanding Full-Length Script (THE RECKONING OF KIT & LITTLE BOOTS), Outstanding Director (Nat Cassidy, ANY DAY NOW), Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role (David Ian Lee, KIT & LITTLE BOOTS), and Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role (Elyse Mirto, ANY DAY NOW). ANY DAY NOW, a three-act kitchen sink drama about the beginning stages of the zombie apocalypse, won for Lead Actress and is now published in the 2010 edition of NYTE'S PLAYS & PLAYWRIGHTS anthology. KIT & LITTLE BOOTS, a metaphysical buddy comedy about Caligula and Christopher Marlowe, took home the award for Full-Length Script and is due to be published by United Stages in the coming months. Nat's other scripts include PIERCE, a four-act ghost story set in the White House in the 1850s; I AM PROVIDENCE, a one-man show about theatre vis a vis Lovecraftian horror (coming to Manhattan Theatre Source this March alongside Greg Olvier Bodine's adaptation of THE HOUND); a new stage adaptation of John Fowles' THE COLLECTOR; and GOLDSBORO, a William Inge-inspired dark comedy about a family of cannibalistic nuclear mutants. Nat is also a singer-songwriter with three albums of original material and has performed at such venues as The Knitting Factory, Pete's Candy Store, Roots Cafe, Arlene's Grocery, Mo Pitkin's, Galapagos, and others. More info:


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