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Winner of the 2007 MVP Cincinnati Acclaim Award

Production of reasons to be pretty invited to perform at the highly selective 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region 6 Festival

Official recognition from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for "Excellence in Directing" a production of A View from the Bridge

”And in [Nathan Gabriel's] excellently balanced strongly played production of A View From The Bridge we are left both pained and pleased by this play, and revitalized by this so familiar story, which is no easy task… an elegantly crafted, well paced production.”

Stagedandreal Online, Philadelphia

“The best comedy comes from dark places, and Kremlin Komedy mines that darkness well. Gabriel and company never shy away from the dark, so their show about the hell of life is, seriously, funny as hell.”

—AcadianaTheatreHappenings.com

“[It Pours Out] has undeniable and goofy charm, which can be attributed to director Nathan Gabriel…”

The Cincinnati Enquirer

“What’s impressive about Kaleidoscope is its restraint. Gabriel wisely chooses to hold back from unnecessary theatrics and bold, overstated gestures. His touches are small, quiet and powerful... The adaptation is smart – just the beginning of a slew of smart choices made by Gabriel across the production... Gabriel has found a way to make the play’s aural landscape as evocative as its visual one...the whole enterprise is impressive.”

—AcadianaTheatreHappenings.com review of Kaleidoscope
played at the 2012 Festival International de Louisiane

“And on a much later day, God chose a play. And it was good… Concise, intelligent and possessed of a biting wit, the show moves at a rapid pace, and is delightfully (or disturbingly, depending on your sense of humor) provocative.”

CityBeat review of godsplay.
Nathan Gabriel was co-creator and assistant/tour director.

“What a fun show… if you don’t find the humor in their signature song, ‘Eat Your F*ing Cornflakes,’ better check your pulse…I’d recommend it for a hearty laugh.”

Dayton Daily News review of Angry Housewives

“This play presents universal truths about the power of words and their ability to sooth our souls and wound our psyches.… every bit as true and magical as what I witnessed on Broadway. Nathan Gabriel adds some nice touches to this production… held the audience in a voyeur-like grasp.”

Vincent Barras, Theatre Critic, online review of Reasons to be Pretty

“[Nathan Gabriel's] Reasons to be Pretty makes it clear: no punches will be pulled...the anger of the characters is apparent, whether it's loud and violent, or creeping just below the surface, threatening to explode at any moment… cathartic.”

The Vermilion: University of Louisiana Newspaper

“[Nathan Gabriel's] The Dumb Waiter left the audience at the edge of their seats wanting to know what happens next.”

The Northerner: NKU Student Newspaper

“New Edgecliff Theatre, which spent much of last season in the doldrums, is looking good after a change in artistic leadership… New Edgecliff looks like a gotta-watch company in the new year.”

— The Cincinnati Enquirer

“Call New Edgecliff’s Cincinnati Directors Competition a success!”

     — CinStages.com

“Theatrical throwdown: New competition gives young directors experience, exposure — Nathan Gabriel is the mastermind of this showcase…”

The Cincinnati Enquirer article about the Cincinnati Directors Competition.
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“A Good Skewering: New Edgecliff stages three edgy acts by parodist Christopher Durang”

The Cincinnati Enquirer headline.
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