WRITER

PLAYWRIGHT

Artist StatemenT:

 

In my writing, potential, above all others, is the quality I strive to encapsulate. As an art form, theatre is more collaborative than any other and in writing a play, my goal is to create a piece with the potential to inspire collaborators, resonate with audiences, and tell a story worth being told.

 

I am driven by the idea that for every experience, there are countless perspectives. As a Latino artist living and working in a world where being a minority can easily limit and classify; I take pride in being able to craft stories that explore alternate interpretations of familiar narratives. It’s my goal to mine the recognizable for all of the potential therein; to show people a new way of thinking about something they take for granted. 

 

Spanning from poetic and verse based to contemporary and colloquial work, I write plays that explore themes of loneliness, loss, and frustration (usually with a sense of humor). I’ve written adaptations of Greek myths, dark comedies, ghost plays, thrillers, and romances; never letting genre intimidate. Inspired by the likes of Charles Mee, Federico Garcia Lorca, Martin McDonagh, Euripides, Peter Shaffer, Connor McPhereson, and William Shakespeare; I aim to write with a voice all my own.

To read excerpts of any of my plays, please feel free to email me at josenateras@gmail.com.

 

Other Writing

Having studied Film Theory and Media Criticism; I have written Film & Television Reviews, and Interviews for a number of websites including El Huateque (Formerly Chipster Life) and Rock N' Roll Ghost, as well as Book Reviews for Windy City Reviews.

Previously a staff writer for F Newsmagazine, I am currently a contributor for The A.V. Club, their 'Podmass' feature in particular. 

 

Aside from plays/screenplays and criticism, I also explore prose/verse, poetry, short fiction, essay, and novel writing. My first novel, Testament, is set to be published by Ninestar Press, scheduled for release at the end of 2019.

 

I officially graduated in  May of 2018 with my MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

 

LINKS

Jose Nateras for The A.V. Club

Jose Nateras for F Newsmagazine

Jose Nateras for El Huateque

 

Jose Nateras for Windy City Reviews

 

Jose Nateras for Rock N' Roll Ghost

Writing Resumés

Download my Playwriting Resumé Here:

Download my General Writing Resumé Here:

Contact me here to request a copy oF my Teaching Resumé, Directing Resumé, or C.V.

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