Spring 2017 Student Lecture Series: Nate Bertone

The Striving Artist

  • 03/22/2017

  • 6 PM 

  • Cascieri Hall
    Boston Architectural College
    320 Newbury Street, Boston

  • communications@the-bac.edu

  • Free and open to the public

  • Design Community, Alumni, Students, Lectures

The Boston Architectural College invites the community to join us for The Striving Artist, a public lecture by Nate Bertone, director, set designer, playwright, and producer, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6 pm in Cascieri Hall.


The Striving Artist: Finding Creative Inspiration on the Other Side of Hunger

In The Striving Artist, Nate Bertone discusses techniques used in his endeavors as a theatrical storyteller that have opened up his creative expression in indescribable ways. As a freelance set-designer, playwright, director, and producer, Bertone has found success in his career by choosing to re-define "success," freeing him from the often prescribed rules of a discipline, ultimately allowing him to gain equally from failures and triumphs. The Striving Artist will explore the ways in which true creative freedom, problem solving in design and storytelling, and theatrical thinking and innovation can lead to undeniable creativity and unique creation.

A bit about Nate Bertone

As a storyteller, Nate works professionally as a director, set designer, playwright, and producer. Nate aims to create work in each discipline that questions the viewer's level of vulnerability, and in turn, his creative work is often referred to as theatrical and artistic therapy.

His work in theatre and design recently made history in Massachusetts, where he became the youngest designer/writer to produce work at North Shore Music Theatre and Salem Theatre Company. An alumnus of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and former Dean's Scholar of Central Saint Martins in London, England, Nate is most definitely a young and striving artist. With a unique way of understanding human interaction, Nate uses design and storytelling as a catalyst for change, always beginning by examining the human condition.

Top image: Letters from War, Salem Theatre Company

Letters from War, Salem Theatre Company

Entangled, Salem Theatre Company

Entangled, Salem Theatre Company

Shrek, North Shore Music Theatre

Shrek, North Shore Music Theatre