Nate Eppler is a playwright and new play advocate 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, Semi-Finalist Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award 2011), Larries (Nashville Repertory Theatre 2013), Good Monsters (Nashville Repertory Theatre 2016) and The Ice Treatment (GPTC 2016, Actors Bridge Ensemble 2016, Finalist Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award 2017, Winner 2017 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award)
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 expands the creative capacity of Nashville by connecting artists and audiences across extraordinary new works.
In addition to his work as a theatre artist, Mr. Eppler runs a trailer park, used to teach actors how to convincingly portray gallbladder attacks, and was once, briefly, thrillingly, a peanut M&M.
Mr. Eppler is represented by the Gersh Agency and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.