Careers in Theatre – Artistic Director

These videos were made in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools to inform students of the opportunities in our industry. Join the staff of Nashville Rep and some of our best friends to talk about the many, many careers in the theatre industry!

Nettie Mae Kraft received her MFA from Roosevelt University in Chicago where she interned at Steppenwolf, working with Tracy Letts and Amy Morton. Prior to that she studied theater in England, eventually attaining a BFA from The University of Colorado at Boulder where she worked with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival for four years and began a theater company. While in TN she has worked in TV, film, and on stage with Sista Style Productions, Blackbird Theater, Nashville Rep, TWTP, Actor’s Bridge Ensemble, and NSF. She routinely teaches at various local Universities, was the dialect coach for 4 seasons of the TV drama “Nashville”, acted in the film Novitiate which premiered at Sundance, coached and acted in the film Above Suspicion with Emilia Clarke (GOT) and Jack Houston (Boardwalk Empire), dialect coached Patsy and Loretta (Megan Hilty and Jessie Mueller) and Women of the Movement (Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood), played Mama Cash on CMT’s Sun Records, and is a proud co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of Verge Theater Company.

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