Education Director & Associate Artistic Director
Education Director Nathan Cummings has created, coordinated, and administered theater activities for youth for more than 20 years. He has worked with children as young as 3 years old all the way up to 18-year-old high-school seniors.
In addition to leading classes at Cinnabar, Nathan has coordinated school tours for San Francisco’s New Conservatory and staged shows with more than 200 children in San Jose. He performed and taught on tours to all 48 states in the continental United States, including 60 rural communities in the West with the Hampstead Players, 45 cities in the Midwest and South with the National Touring Theatre, and 75 cities on the East Coast and in the Midwest with TheatreWorks USA.
A graduate of both the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and the Conservatory of Theatre at Webster University in St. Louis, Nathan also has extensive experience as an actor and director in his own right. For Cinnabar’s Young Rep, he has staged The Grapes of Wrath, Little Shop of Horrors, Macbeth, Once on This Island, Rent, Romeo & Juliet, Seussical, and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. For Cinnabar’s professional season, he directed City of Angels and Driving Miss Daisy as well as performing in 110 in the Shade, Arcadia, Crimes of the Heart, The Pavilion, She Loves Me, and We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! He also recently appeared in The Full Monty at 6th Street Playhouse.
A native of Northern California, Nathan has lived in New York, Seoul, and Shanghai – but he has made Petaluma his home since 2010. He is the proud papa of Dareia Helena Cummings and Beatrix Io Cummings.