John Wood LAMDA Postgraduate Award - Theatre Arts
Nathan Woodworth is an award-winning actor, writer, producer, and comedian—raised in Sisters, Oregon—who began his career performing stand-up (as an impressionist with 100-voices) at age 12. Since then, he has appeared on TV shows including "The Librarians" (TNT) and "NCIS" (CBS), and several Equity plays including "Red" and "American Buffalo". After training in improv, Nathan and his sister, Emily (an award-winning writer), wrote and performed the sketch-comedy web-series "The Barista Times"—followed by their award-winning short film "The Purse: A Dream in Two Acts." These experiences galvanized Nathan’s desire to not only act, but bring entire productions to life. However, it was during production of "Johnny Got His Gun" (LA Times Critic’s Choice), directed by Academy Award-winner Tim Robbins at The Actors’ Gang, that Nathan (a Descendant of the Karuk Tribe) realized his artistic mission: to expand Indigenous oral-storytelling through theatre. The Fulbright/John Wood LAMDA Award will allow Nathan to gain expertise in Shakespeare and merge his works with traditional Native Stories, bringing diverse cultures together on stage. He’s honoured to share his American and Karuk culture in London, and immerse himself in the rich culture of Britain.