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Nate is a British-American designer for performance working across film, opera, theatre, and dance.

He holds an MA in Theatre Design from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and has a background in performance art and sculpture, with a BA in Interdisciplinary Art from Alfred University, New York.

His design work for opera includes Die Tote Stadt with director Carmen Jakobi (LFO); Sir John in Love with Harry Fehr (British Youth Opera); The Cunning Little Vixen with Olivia Fuchs (LFO); Don Giovanni with Martin Lloyd-Evans (Clonter Opera); The Emperor of Atlantis (Loud Crowd & Bold Tendencies); Simplicius Simplicissimus with Polly Graham and (Independent Opera ); A Christmas Carol (Welsh National Opera); and The Marriage of Figaro with Stephen Medcalf (Clonter Opera). In theatre, highlights include Clybourne Park with director Anthony Lau, A Bright New Boise with Ros Philips, and Pomona with Tess Seddon at LAMDA. Dance highlights include The Monocle and Murder My Sweet! With Rendez-vous Dance company.

Nate’s work in film has included production design for Mummy’s Present and assisting production designer Natasha Jenkins on the award-winning short Myrtle directed by Patricia McCormack, and the Anywhere Away From Here music video for Rag’n’Bone Man and Pink.




Oper Aida 2024

Associate design with director-designer Thaddeus Strassberger for AIDA, with Oper im Steinbruch, July 2024




Stage Design

2023  'Autumn Opera Scenes', dir. Martin Lloyd-Evans, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

2023  'The Fairy Queen', dir. Polly Graham, Longborough Festival Opera

2023  'L'Orfeo', dir. Olivia Fuchs, Longborough Festival Opera

2022  'Autumn Opera Scenes', dir. Martin Lloyd-Evans, GSMD

2022  'Die Tote Stadt', dir. Carmen Jakobi, Longborough Festival Opera

2022  'The Monocle', chor. Mathieu Geffre, Rendez-Vous Dance Company

2021  'The Cunning Little Vixen', dir. Olivia Fuchs, Longborough Festival Opera


2019   'A Few Good Men', dir. Marieke Audsley, LAMDA

2019   'Clybourne Park', dir. Anthony Lau, LAMDA

2019   'The Wolves', dir. Mary Papadima, LAMDA

2019   'Don Giovanni', dir. Martin Lloyd Evans, Clonter Opera

2019   'Anna Bolena', dir. Jenny Miller, Longborough Festival Opera

2018   'The Emperor of Atlanis', dir. Polly Graham, Loud Crowd at Bold Tendencies

2018   'L’Inccoronazione di Poppea', dir. Jenny Miller, Longborough Festival Opera


2018   'A Bright New Boise', dir. Ros Philips, Carne Studio, LAMDA


2018   'We Are Three Sisters', dir. Amelia Sears, Linbury Studio, LAMDA


2018   Associate designer - 'Jubilee',  dir. Chris Goode, des. Chloe Lamford, Lyric Hammersmith

2017   ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, dir. Stephen Medcalf, Clonter Opera Theatre


2017   ‘Other People’, dir. Matthew Peover, Carne Studio, LAMDA


2017   ‘Holes in the Skin’, dir. Penny Cherns, Linbury Studio, LAMDA


2017   ‘Realism’, dir. Natalie Wilson, Linbury Studio, LAMDA


2017   'NSFW’, dir. Anthony Clark, Linbury Studio, LAMDA

2016   'A Christmas Carol' dir. Polly Graham, Welsh National Opera and Haydn Foundation


2016   'Simplicius Simplicissimus' dir. Polly Graham, Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells

2016   Co-Designer w/ Jacob Hughes 'Strawberry and Chocolate' dir. Jazz Martinez-Gamboa,

           London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) 

2016   'Woyzeck' dir. Lars Maagerø, LAMDA 

2016   'The Marriage of Figaro' dir. Martin Constantine, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 


2015   'A Christmas Carol' dir. Polly Graham, Welsh National Opera


2015   Co-Designer w/ Jacob Hughes 'Earthquakes in London', Latymer Upper School


2015   'Macbeth' dir. Stuart Clarke, Cordial Productions


2015   'Make An Aria' dir. Michael McCarthy, Music Theatre Wales & Royal Welsh College


2014    ‘Murder My Sweet!’ Alternative Routes, chor. Mathieu Geffré, National Dance Company Wales


2014    ‘Mr. Punch and Me’ opera showcase, dir. Polly Graham, RWCMD


2013   Set design ‘Almost, Maine’ dir. Holly Durand, Alfred University Performing Arts


2012   Set design  ‘The Way of the World’ dir. Becky Prophet, AUPA

Production Design

2021   'Mummy's Present', dir. Trim Lamba

Art Department

2021   'Anywhere Away From Here' - Rag'n'Bone Man & Pink music video, dir. Joe Connor

2020   'Myrtle', dir. Patricia McCormack



Assistant Design and Model Making


2019-20   Assorted projects with Leslie Travers


2016-18    Assorted projects with Natasha Jenkins

2017-18    Assorted projects with Chloe Lamford

2018    'Saturday Night Fever' and 'Anna Bolena' with Gary McCann


2017-18    Assorted projects with Tom Pye

2016    'The Hairy Ape' with Stewart Laing

2015-16    Assorted projects with Oliver Townsend


2014-15    'Falstaff' and 'Hamlet' with Samal Blak


2015    Assorted projects with Francis O’Connor


2014    'Wozzeck' with Vicki Mortimer, Chicago Lyric Opera


2014    'Seraglio' with Vicki Mortimer, Glyndebourne


2014    'Le Roi Arthus' with Paul Brown, Opéra National de Paris



2017     November 23rd

Stages of Production Design at the National Theatre


 Working with designer Natasha Jenkins, I co-presented an evening workshop on the stages of design and lead a model making session with students ages 16-21. Students began with sketches of ideas based on the NT’s production of Everyman, and finished the evening with a complete ‘sketch’ model of their designs.


2017     January 16-26

Set design workshop

Working with Clonter Opera Theatre, I travelled to several schools around Cheshire to assist in delivering set design workshops to 6-10 year olds in groups of 20-95.


My responsibilities included:

- Encouraging and assisting the children to sketch ideas for a scenic backdrop based on a chosen topic

- Helping them to cut out shapes and arrange a composition to be lit and photographed

- Overseeing them to create a 1:25 scale set model with geometric shapes, and recreating it full-scale

- Assessing their finished designs and giving them constructive feedback


February 28- March 3; March 13-16

Costume design workshop

Again working with Clonter Opera, I presented design workshops with groups of 20-60 children.


My responsibilities included:

- Presenting the idea of costume design and explaining the role a designer plays in a production

- Overseeing the children in creating costume design drawing, encouraging them to use critical thinking about character to come up with their designs

- Overseeing the children in cutting out paper patterns to make clothes for mannequins of their designs

- Assessing their finished designs and giving them constructive feedback


MA Theatre Design, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, UK 2018

BA Interdisciplinary Art, Alfred University,  New York, 2013





Scale model making, prop-making, sculpting.

3D draughting and modelling

Hand and digital illustration

Basic sewing, altering, construction.


AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Photoshop, Illustrator, Vectorworks, Microsoft Suite




Available upon request

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