Nate Cohen


Nate Cohen BA ’13 is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University in Chicago, as well as a director and activist. In 2023, Cohen directed Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, by Simon Stephens, for Griffin Theatre Company.


Nate Cohen BA ’13 is a director, teacher, and MFA candidate in directing at Northwestern University in Chicago. Previously, he was resident director at Theatre Vertigo in Portland, a board member of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, and a frequent collaborator to such institutions as Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Coho Productions, Action/Adventure, Imago Theatre, and Artists Repertory Theatre. Cohen has taught at the Oregon Children’s Theatre, Isinglass, Art4Life, and other schools in Portland and Chicago. In addition, he has engaged in extensive activism with organizations such as the ACLU, Don’t Shoot Portland, and PDX Never Again. In summer 2019, he shared his career experiences with L&C students via the theatre department’s Exits and Entrances program.