I want to do my part to bolster and support my colleagues because I believe we rise by lifting others. I think it's important to champion for each other to promote community and connectedness in our field and industry, so I interviewed my good friend, Nathan Crocker.
P.S. There's a treat at the end!
Nathan C. Crocker is a professional actor, teacher and coach based in the New York City area. Originally from Winston-Salem, NC, he holds an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine, where he studied with Knight-Thompson Speechwork co-founder Phil Thompson; and a BFA in Theatre Performance from UNC-Greensboro.
Nathan is currently the Speech professor for Mason Gross School for the Arts BFA/MFA Acting Conservatory program at Rutgers University. He has taught Vocal Production for the Atlantic Theatre Company/NYU BFA acting program, and voice and speech for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and New York Film Academy. Voice and dialect coaching credits include Detroit ’67 at Chautauqua Theatre Company, Too Heavy For Your Pocket at Roundabout Theatre Company, The Laramie Project at Marymount Manhattan College, and Passion Play at Santa Rosa Summer Rep Theatre Festival. He taught voice/speech/accents, acting, and musical theatre singing as a graduate assistant at UC Irvine, as well as served as Artistic Associate and voice/dialect coach for Santa Rosa Summer Rep Theatre in CA. Directing credits include A Raisin In The Sun at Santa Rosa Summer Rep. Acting credits include Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Angels In America, The Piano Lesson, Company, and Othello, Taming of The Shrew, working at such companies as the American Shakespeare Center, NC Stage Company, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Theatreworks USA, and Santa Rosa Summer Rep. Nathan is also a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice® Voicework.