Nathan Motta

Nathan Motta (original production) is the 5th Artistic Director at Dobama Theatre where he spurred Dobama's move to become the region's newest Equity Theatre and where he has directed productions of A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS, THE ALIENS, TIME STANDS STILL, SUPERIOR DONUTS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, MARIE ANTOINETTE, A BRIGHT NEW BOISE and THE LYONS. A professional director, conductor, and composer/lyricist, beyond Dobama Motta has worked with Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theatre, Cain Park, Oberlin College, John Carroll University, Opera Cleveland, Ohio Light Opera, Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Mercury Opera Rochester, and Civic Light Opera (Pittsburgh). He is the Founding Artistic Director of the Dobama Emerging Actors Program where he has directed productions of ANTIGONE, BLOOD WEDDING, OEDIPUS, THE TEMPEST, THE PERSIANS, THE TROJAN WOMEN, and MACBETH. Motta acted as Assistant Director on Cleveland Play House’s productions of Brecht’s GALILEO and Tom Stoppard’s EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOR, a collaborative production with the Cleveland Orchestra. He has written two original musicals, LITTLE WHITE GLOVES (an adaptation of the movie All I Wanna Do which premiered in February 2010) and MIDSUMMER (based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream which premiered in October 2012). His recording of the operetta DER VOLGELHÄNDLER with the Ohio Light Opera was released on the Albany Records label. Other directing credits include DANCING AT LUGHNASA; OUR TOWN; ALMOST, MAINE; PIPPIN, INTO THE WOODS; A FUNNY THING…FORUM; CHICAGO and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. He holds a B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.M. from the Eastman School of Music.