Nathan Burmeister
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Set and Costume Design

Nathan is a designer and theatre maker who graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in 2014 and is a recent graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) with a Masters of Design for Performance.

His work explores new processes, forms and styles in theatre and performance. Nathan is interested in adapting and redefining canonical texts, reinterpreting them from heterogenic storytelling modes and opening them up to contemporary readings.

Nathan’s work includes set and/or costume design for The Government Inspector for Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST); Knives in Hens (MUST); Softly Pouting While Walking Into Breezes (MUST), including the 2015 Midsumma Festival remount; for Monash Shakespeare Company, Troylus and Cressida and Titus, which included lighting design; Ryan at La Mama (Stork Theatre Company); Antigone (The Bloomshed); Elegies for Angles, Punks and Raging Queens in the 2017 Midsumma Festival (Underscore Productions); Caucasian Chalk Circle (VCA); Never (VCA), presented as part of the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival; as part of the 2018 Midsumma Festival, Small Cruelties (FortyFive Downstairs) and AntigoneX (Theatre Works); things we should talk about (Union House Theatre); Sneakyville (Before Shot Productions and FortyFive Downstairs); set, costume and lighting design for All That Is Right (Monash Academy of Performing Arts).

Nathan was design secondment to Owen Phillips on Vivid White at the Melbourne Theatre Company through 2017 and design associate to Eugyeene Teh on Nightingale And The Rose with Little Ones Theatre at Theatre Works in 2018.