Nathan Yungerberg
Core Writer

Nathan Yungerberg is a Brooklyn-based Afrosurrealist and storyteller whose plays have been developed or featured by The Cherry Lane Theatre, JAG Productions, LAByrinth Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, The National Black Theatre, The Fire This Time Festival, 48 Hours in Harlem, The Lark, Roundabout Theatre Company, the Playwrights’ Center, American Blues Theater, Crowded Fire Theater, Climate Change Theatre Action, The Sheen Center, The August Wilson Red Door Project, and The Bushwick Starr. He is one of seven Black playwrights commissioned by The New Black Fest for HANDS UP: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments published by Samuel French, and adapted by BBC radio afternoon drama. Nathan’s play Esai’s Table was featured in The Cherry Lane Theatre’s 2017 Mentor Project (mentored by Stephen Adly Guirgis). Awards, honors, and residencies: 2021 National Black Theatre of Harlem I AM SOUL residency, Blue Ink Playwriting Award (finalist), 2019 Djerassi Resident Artist, The 2016 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (semifinalist), Ken Davenport 10-Minute Play Festival (winner). Educator and mentor experience includes guest playwright at Monroe Community College, mentor and guest instructor at Playwrights Horizons Theater School/NYU, mentor with I Am Project Philadelphia, and Black Theatre Artist Council at Roundabout Theatre Company. Nathan is also a writer for Sesame Street and Live From Mount Olympus, a podcast (Onassis Foundation). 

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Nathan Yungerberg's Mother of Pearl is one of three featured finalists of the 2019 Blue Ink Playwriting Award, presented by the American Blues Theater:

Nathan Yungerberg selected for Cherry Lane Mentorship with Stephen Adly Guirgis! See the link for more info: