By David Salazar
Stage Director Nathan Troup has joined the roster of Athlone Artists.
Troup is the creator of Boston Lyric Opera’s “A Winter’s Evening” and has also received numerous accolades for his work in the New England area, including the Jane and Steve Aiken Emerging Artist director for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons by the Boston Lyric Opera.
Additionally, he has directed productions with such companies as Santa Fe Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Wolf Trap Opera, The Castleton Festival, and Des Moines Metro Opera.
He is also an associate professor of opera at the Boston Conservatory of Berklee and is also on the faculty at Boston University, among other positions.
“We must prioritize understanding our work’s impact on humanity and put that at the forefront of our conversations and processes as creators and interpreters,” says Troup. “I want to use my platform to illuminate the work of artists interested in doing good things: having the hard conversations, unpacking tough topics, forging new outlets for our medium, and building together. During this time, I’ve seen clever, scrappy organizations flourish. And that’s part of the excitement going forward. We need social justice and human rights at the forefront of our work and as an inherent part of the process of creation. It’s about owning our responsibility as artists.”