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Nathan Gabriel is a celebrated teacher who has been working in both traditional and online classrooms for over a decade. He teaches directing, acting, creative thinking, and race and gender classes.


He is currently an online Assistant Professor for the Temple University School of Theatre, Film and Media Arts while simultaneously leading an award-winning theatre program at a college preparatory school. For three years, Nathan served as an Endowed Assistant Professor and Head of Directing at the University of Louisiana, where he created and oversaw a student-driven second stage series of productions, spearheaded the theatre department’s first study abroad program, and served as SDC Chair of Directing for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VI. In 2010 and 2011 Nathan was a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Temple University, where he earned his MFA in Directing and his Teaching in Higher Education Certification. He has two Quality Matters certifications in Online Course Design and Online Teaching.

“...the most interesting online class I’ve ever taken." 2019 student evaluation

"This class has allowed me to learn more useful information than any other college course I have taken.” 2015 student evaluation

Check out Nathan's Curriculum Vitae​.

Check out Nathan's Creative Spirit Class Webpage.

"...I'm ending the semester with this as my favorite class in all of my college career." 2024 student evaluation

Check out Nathan's Creative Spirit Class on Instagram.


Nathan has been published in the academic journal Theatre Topics, written multiple articles for the British Theatre Guide and contributed to American Theatre magazine.

"I truly loved this class and feel like I will benefit from the things I learned for years to come; for life, actually." 2019 student evaluation

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Read "How to Direct When You're Not A Director"

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"I've learned so much, not only about acting but about myself... Best instructor I've had!" 2012 student evaluation

Read "Yes, But Is It Good?"

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