Nathaniel Hanula-James (he/him) collaborates on theatre performances as a dramaturg, actor, writer and administrator. Born and raised in Vancouver (the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations), he now makes his home in Toronto/Tkaronto. Nathaniel is Associate Dramaturg at Nightswimming and the facilitator for the 2023 Tarragon GTA Young Playwrights Unit. As an actor, performance credits include Iphigenia and the Furies (Theatre Passe Muraille), Towards Rebirth (Shakespeare in the Ruff), and Tiny Treasures (Manitoba Theatre for Young People). Creation projects include: Untitled Flamingo Play, a solo show about a queer child in search of a role model, which Talk is Free Theatre premiered in 2022; Flux in the City, a collaboration with Wesley Lincoln Reibeling about the future of Canadian cities; and a new play about a queer marriage of convenience in 1950s Toronto. Nathaniel is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (Acting), McGill University (BA Drama & Theatre), and Humber College (Arts Administration). He is an alumni of Teesri Duniya’s Fireworks Playwrights Program and the Paprika Festival’s Creative Producers and Administrators Unit.
Nathaniel’s position as Dramaturgy Intern last season was generously supported by the George Cedric Metcalf Foundation. We thank them for their ongoing commitment to professional training, and generous support for Nightswimming.