Nate Eppler

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Nate Eppler is a playwright and arts advocate based in the Southeastern United States currently serving as Playwright-in-Residence for Nashville Repertory Theatre. While in residence at Nashville Rep, Mr. Eppler has developed plays including Long Way Down (3Ps Productions, Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award semi-finalist 2011), Larries (Nashville Repertory Theatre 2013), Good Monsters (Nashville Repertory Theatre 2016) and The Ice Treatment (GPTC 2016, Actors Bridge Ensemble 2016).  Mr. Eppler is a vocal advocate for new artists and new works in the American theatre with an emphasis on amplifying the voices in his adopted hometown of Nashville. In addition to his work as a playwright, Mr. Eppler serves as Director of the Nashville Repertory Theatre Ingram New Works Project, a nationally recognized and locally valued program designed to cultivate the development of new plays for the stage. The Ingram New Works Project empowers new voices in the American theatre with transformative support and engages local audiences with unique theatrical experiences.  Mr. Eppler is a proud advocate for multiple arts organizations and one of the curators of the Ten Minute Playground, a Nashville-based quarterly event specifically designed to elevate the voices of local playwrights and to expand the creative capacity of the city. Mr. Eppler is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. For more information, visit