Nathan founded The House Theatre of Chicago with friends in the year 2001 and continues to lead the company as Artistic Director. Writing and directing credits include Death & Harry HoudiniThe SparrowRose and the Rime, and The Hammer Trinity (The Iron Stag KingThe Crownless King, and The Excelsior King.) He also wrote and starred in The Valentine Trilogy (San Valentino and The Melancholy KidCurse of the Crying Heart, and Valentine Victorious) and directed Diamond Dogs, as well as The Magnificents by Dennis Watkins, with whom he created the weekly magic show, The Magic Parlour



Nathan's work has been seen on the stages of The House, The Steppenwolf Merle Reskin Garage Theatre, The Arsht Center of Miami, The Stoneham Theatre in Boston, Strawdog Theatre, The Neo-Futurarium, Collaboraction, and The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Nathan has received acknowledgements from the Joseph Jefferson Awards, The Orgie Awards, and The American College Theatre Festival.  He has been named an Associate Artist at The Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, and received the Emerging Leader Award from his alma mater, Southern Methodist University. 




  • Interview with Nathan Allen: Girls vs. Boys at AMTP

    Interview with Nathan Allen, director of GIRLS VS BOYS. The workshop was presented The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University in association with the House Theatre of Chicago, and the show went on to play at The House in 2010.

  • The Valentine Trilogy Montage

    Nathan wrote the trilogy and played Valentine across all three plays, riding bike horses, weilding swords, and generally rocking out.