Nathan Joe

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Nathan is an award-winning playwright, and active theatre critic with As a dramaturg he has worked with the likes of Proudly Asian Theatre, Auckland Theatre Company, Atawhai Festival, queer short play festival Legacy Project, and been a theatre editor at The Lumière Reader.

Nathan has won the Playmarket b425 Award 2015 for ‘Hippolytus Veiled’ and in 2016 for ‘Like Sex’, and been granted development for his plays through Playmarket’s Asian Ink programme in 2013, 2014 and 2018. 

Most recently he has been a writer-in-residence for the New Zealand Young Writers Festival, performed as part of the Auckland Writers Festival, and had his work ‘I am Rachel Chu’ shown at Auckland Fringe. 

Based in Christchurch, Nathan often travels to Auckland for projects.