Nate Gross

Nate Gross
Associate Professor of Theatre
Director of Theatre
Ralph Center for the Arts 105



Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing
University of Arizona

American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Third Year Repertory Company

American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Graduate of the Conservatory

Bachelor of Arts in History
California State University, Northridge

Areas of Instruction

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Shakespeare
  • Playscript Analysis
  • Improvisation
  • Theatre History
  • Children’s Theatre


Director of the theatre program, Nate Gross is originally from Michigan, but lived most of his adult life in Southern California. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and was a part of their repertory company. He performed, taught, and directed theatre for several years in California’s Inland Empire, winning four Inland Theatre League awards for both acting and directing. Professor Gross directed the theatre program at Andrew College in Georgia, where he was recognized by The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Excellence in Directing for the production of “Master Harold” …and the boys. Shakespeare is an area of emphasis for Mr. Gross, he has performed many of the bard’s most interesting characters including Hamlet, Macbeth, Petruchio, and Iago, as well as directing several of Shakespeare’s plays. He also had a small recurring role on the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful in the late 1990s.



2021/22 KMEA 2nd District Friend of Music 

2020/21 KWC Club Advisor of the Year

2018 Best Supporting Actor, Kentucky Theatre Association (KTA) Community Theatre Festival

2016 Excellence in Directing, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

2014 Student Life Faculty Member of the Year (Andrew College)


Professional Activities

Board of Directors – Theatre Workshop Owensboro

South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC)