Nat Cassidy


As the world wrestles with the sociological, biological, and theological meanings behind unexplained resurrections of the recently deceased, one Connecticut family learns that what they thought was buried may in fact devour them all.


In the custody of a physician as sinister as they are, the Blood Brothers fill their last days feeding on the surreal stories of their fellow inmates. A wedge driven between them by the cunning Doctor Queen, the Brothers wrestle with life in Hospital One.


The execution of the Blood Brothers races closer and their captor, Doctor Queen, has vowed that she will break their minds before she destroys their bodies. So while she's away, that means exposing the boys to some of the ugliest, most rancid stories the hospital has to offer.


Deep in the vaults of an institution for the criminally insane, The Blood Brothers await their final hours on Earth. In the custody of a physician as sinister as they are, the two brothers fill their last days feeding on the surreal stories of their fellow inmates.


A dark, dark, dark comedy about a family of nuclear mutant would-be cannibals, living in the irradiated deserts of the American Southwest.


Short plays by David Ian Lee, David Stallings, Lauren Ferebee, and Nat Cassidy that consider how humankind's senses might evolve and change in the future.


A time-jumping, heartbreaking drama about the astounding true story of Charles and Mary Lamb, juxtaposed with a modern-day American “adaptation” of the difficult romance between Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.


The tragic and horrifying story of our most obscure president, haunted beyond comprehension and driven desperately to distraction by the death of his son, as his country crawls its way towards civil war unnoticed.


A series of short plays—some comedic, some dramatic, all twisted—about the insanities of romantic love, each complemented by an original love song performed live onstage by a musician.


A troubled boy grows dangerously obsessed with creatures of darkness, a mysterious street magician perfects a devastating new trick, and a single mother meets with a new therapist in order to better understand the terrifying thoughts that have begun to possess her.


A modern-day noir thriller, loosely based on the Dostoevsky novella of the same name, about a flailing private detective whose life is turned upside-down during a brutal summer heatwave when he receives a visit from an erratic, unpredictable old man in a heavy black coat.


As he lies dying of a stab wound to the face, Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe’s life flashes before his eyes (or rather, eye); his host for this journey is his own personal Mephistopheles, the character about whom he never got to write: the insane Roman emperor, Caligula.


An immersive and unrelenting journey into the horrors experienced by a German U-Boat crew trapped in a sunken submarine and commandeered by a madman.

Nat Cassidy is is an award-winning playwright and actor and a sandwich-winning musician. Raised in Arizona, he currently resides in Brooklyn. His plays include The Reckoning of Kit & Little Boots (NY Innovative Theatre Award winner for Outstanding Full-Length Script); Any Day Now (NY Innovative Theatre Award winner); I Am Providence (NY Innovative Theatre Award winner); The Eternal Husband; Old Familiar Faces; Songs of Love: A Theatrical Mixtape; Pierce; Goldsboro; The Temple; At the Breakaway; Foundations; Loss; The Demon Hunter; The Assassinations of Jomo Bekele; One Last Dinner with the Stalins after the World Has Ended; and various others you might see him working on in tattered notebooks throughout the city. 

His work has been produced and/or developed at The Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera, Primary Stages, The Players Club, The Players Theatre, LaMaMa ETC, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Nosedive Productions, Piper McKenzie, Adaptive Arts, CAPS LOCK Theatre, Retro Productions, Blood Brothers Present, Manhattan Theatre Source, The Gallery Players, The Brick, First Floor Theatre (Chicago), American Theatre Company (Oklahoma), The World's Stage Theatre Company (Wisconsin); Finborough Theatre (UK), and others. 

His plays have been published by New York Theater Experience, Smith & Kraus, Applause, and Indie Theater Now. He was one of three librettists chosen for the inaugural American Opera Initiative at The Kennedy Center, and was commissioned to write a libretto (alongside composer Scott Perkins) which the Washington Times called "brilliant" and "remarkable." Nat also writes for film and television with MozzleStead Productions and is an accomplished singer-songwriter, with three albums of original material and a fourth on the way. 

More About Nat Cassidy

Meet the Playwright: Nat Cassidy [May 16, 2012]
Nat Cassidy talks about writing, directing, acting, and their intersection.

THE TEMPLE, or, LEBENSRAUM [February 18, 2015]
An immersive, terrifying, fascinating, thought-provoking descent into one country's hell, one crew's nightmare, and one man's madness. Set in the control room of a sunken U-Boat, THE TEMPLE, or, LEBENSRAUM is a play unlike any other, and promises to be an unforgettable experience. STRICTLY LIMITED RUN Preview: February 18th, 7:30pm Performances: February 19th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th Curtain is at 7:30pm Tickets $18 (an Actors Equity-approved Showcase) STARRING Matthew Trumbull* as Oberführer Karl Heinrich Arthur Aulisi* as Kommandant Tod Klenze Tristan Colton* as 2nd Wachoffizier Sigmund Zinner Zac Hoogendyk* as 3rd Wachoffizier Erich Trauke Ridley Parson* as Funkhauptgefreiter Ahrendt John D. Gardner as Meteorologe Bohm John Blaylock* as Bootsmann Albrecht Muller Eric Gilde* as Ingenieur Tom Raab Adriana Jones as The Stowaway *member, AEA Written/directed by Nat Cassidy Producer: Montserrat Mendez Stage Manager: Sarah Lahue Set Design: Sandy Yaklin Sound Design: Jeanne Travis Lighting Design: Morgan Zipf-Meister Costume Design: Ben Philipp Gore Design: Stephanie Cox-Williams Technical Director: Ashanti Ziths Fight Director: John D. Gardner

A FREE staged reading of ANY DAY NOW as part of ESPA Drills at Primary Stages [August 19, 2014]
ESPA Drills is an annual new play development program providing staged readings to ESPA playwrights. Each June, four plays are selected from dozens of submissions for development at Primary Stages. They are then cast and presented before an audience of industry peers on an Off-Broadway stage later that summer. ESPA Drills provides an exclusive opportunity for students to receive professional attention through the resources and support of Primary Stages. This year’s four Drills writers also attended a 4-day retreat led by Tessa LaNeve in Dorset, Vermont, at the home of Theresa Rebeck. The reading on August 19th at 8:00pm will be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, and will feature Heidi Armbruster, Mike Callahan, Chris Henry Coffey, Lynn Cohen, Johanna Day, Hannah Ginsberg, Michael Laurence, Kelley Rae O’Donnell, Colin Ryan, and Amie Tedesco.

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