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Axial Theatre Announces New Associate Artistic Director, Nathan Flower 
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Westchester, NY - Under the leadership of Artistic Director Cady McClain, Ossining resident Nathan Flower is joining the company as Associate Artistic Director.  


When asked to comment on the company’s announcement, Flower offered,  “I have an instinctive knack for supporting theater makers in leadership; being able to help them realize their vision. Cady is energizing the company in an innovative way - she sees the huge legacy and history of the company, the talent of its membership - everyone who has invested in it for decades - and has a great instinct for how to build on that legacy.  I think Axial is primed for growth - the company has the artistic integrity, company membership and imaginative drive to start punching above its weight in Westchester. I’m delighted to be joining as its new Associate Director.”  


Said McClain of her new Associate, “I am thrilled to have Nate join our team.  He is a consummate professional who brings years of experience and artistry with him. He is well known and respected for his directing work in the Westchester theater community and beyond. I am looking forward to collaborating with him on the exciting projects planned for this season and for years to come.”




Nathan is the Founding Director of the Hudson Valley Moving Company(HVMCo) – a physical performance collective.  He is the Head of Movement Training at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio and is an Associate Arts professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he is currently the Program Director for the MSNR(Meisner) Studio @ Tisch Drama.  Nathan served for three years as Associate Chair of Tisch Drama.  As a Certified Williamson Practitioner, he has spent 20 years developing his own uniquely integrated process for movement training and physical performance as well as role-preparation/coaching for stage & camera performance.  


Recent directing and performance projects include HVMCo.’s Maximum Occupancy (Industry City, Brooklyn) collaborating with theater maker Youlim Nam on her play New Year’s Day/Sae Hae (El Barrios Artspace), directing playwright Kate Benson’s new work, Where Are We Going? (Tisch Drama) and on-set physical coaching for season 5 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon).  In September Nathan is directing projects by Tara Meddaugh and Jill Maynard for the 2023 Aery Festival (Phillipstown Depot Theater) in addition to directing the staged reading of Craig Lucas’ Ode to Joy for Axial.  


Nathan and his wife of 20+ years are very proud to have raised three amazing adult children (in addition to three dogs) in Ossining, NY.



Axial Theater is a twenty-three year old not-for-profit institution dedicated to supporting the professional development of the independent voice through audience involvement and a commitment to presenting challenging, intelligent, and culturally relevant theatrical experiences. The company and its productions reviewed in the New York Times and is supported by the William T. Morris Foundation and Arts Westchester among others.


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What Critics Say

"...Meyer and his colleagues at Axial (including director Jenn Haltman) can count the project a success."

- John P. McArthy, New York Critic



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The Locher Room - One on One

"Never the Sinner" is Newsworthy Theatre in Westchester - Yonkers Times

Axial Theatre to Present "Never the Sinner" in November - Broadway World

Bringing New Energy to Axial Theater - Arts Westchester


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Axial Theater Presents Free Reading of Short Plays with NAACP and Ovation Award Winner, Bosch Star Dominic Hoffman April 24, 2022


Days Marci Miller Goes Back to Her Roots as Special Guest Actor for Axial Theater's Cactus Flowers Play Reading May 15, 2022

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To Dad, Life Is a Game, a Really Ugly One - NY Times

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