Grew up in a northern trailer park in Flint and ended up running one in the south outside of Nashville. Unschooled screenwriter and playwright writing sharp comedies with big feelings about identity, class, and breaking free of the past. Dynamic, messy characters who are lost and lonely or unlucky and disenfranchised in weird American corners that have their own gravity (dead malls, finished basements, trailer parks, Silicon Valley, Central Florida.)
Nate Eppler is a playwright and screenwriter currently serving as Playwright-in-Residence for Nashville Repertory Theatre and Director of the Ingram New Works Project
Plays include The Ice Treatment (M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award, Finalist Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award), Primary User (Ashland New Play Festival; Semi-Finalist PlayPenn Theatre Conference), and Long Way Down (Semi-Finalist Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award)
In addition to his work as a theatre artist, Mr. Eppler runs a trailer park and used to teach doctors by training actors to play sick.
Nate Eppler is represented by the Gersh Agency and Writ Large Management