Director of Theatre
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A.A., Theatre Arts, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
B.A., History, California State University, Northridge
M.F.A., Acting and Directing, University of Arizona
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. Most recently, 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.