"Excellence In Directing" Award from the

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

"Trailblazer" Acclaim Award from The Cincinnati Enquirer


Nominated by Audio Verse Awards for Best New Dramatic Podcast 2022

"The Best Podcasts of 2022... Small Victories is a gem of a show... a roller coaster of a good time."


“[It Pours Out] has undeniable and goofy charm, which can be attributed to director Nathan Gabriel…”

—The Cincinnati Enquirer


"In this excellently balanced strongly played production of A View From The Bridge we are left both pained and pleased by this play, and revitalized by this so familiar story, which is no easy task… an elegantly crafted, well paced production.” 

—Stagedandreal Online Philadelphia

“What’s impressive about Kaleidoscope is its restraint. Gabriel wisely chooses to hold back from unnecessary theatrics and bold, overstated gestures. His touches are small, quiet and powerful... The adaptation is smart – just the beginning of a slew of smart choices made by Gabriel across the production... Gabriel has found a way to make the play’s aural landscape as evocative as its visual one...the whole enterprise is impressive.”


“Director Nathan Gabriel has staged this piece as an upbeat, frenetic comedy... It is a lovely night out at the theatre."

—The Sappy Critic (full review here)

The best comedy comes from dark places, and Kremlin Komedy mines that darkness well. Gabriel and company never shy away from the dark, so their show about the hell of life is, seriously, funny as hell.”


“And on a much later day, God chose a play. And it was good… Concise, intelligent and possessed of a biting wit, the show moves at a rapid pace, and is delightfully (or disturbingly, depending on your sense of humor) provocative.”

— CityBeat review of godsplay

Nathan Gabriel was co-creator and tour director

“What a fun show… if you don’t find the humor in their signature song, ‘Eat Your F*ing Cornflakes,’ better check your pulse…I recommend it for a hearty laugh.”

— Dayton Daily News review of Angry Housewives

“...true and magical… held the audience in a voyeur-like grasp.”

— Vincent Barras, Theatre Critic, online review of Reasons to be Pretty

“[Nathan Gabriel's] Reasons to be Pretty makes it clear: no punches will be pulled...the anger of the characters is apparent, whether it's loud and violent, or creeping just below the surface, threatening to explode at any moment… cathartic.”

— The Vermilion: University of Louisiana Newspaper

“[Nathan Gabriel's] The Dumb Waiter left the audience at the edge of their seats wanting to know what happens next.”

—The Northerner: NKU Student Newspaper

“New Edgecliff Theatre, which spent much of last season in the doldrums, is looking good after a change in artistic leadership… New Edgecliff looks like a gotta-watch company in the new year.”

— The Cincinnati Enquirer

“Call New Edgecliff’s Cincinnati Directors Competition a success!”