Nathan Alston

Nathan Alston

Class of 2022

I am an arts producer currently trying to build my business and entrepreneurial acumen to make a bolder impact on the entertainment industry. Born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia, I graduated with honors from the College of William and Mary. Double majoring in Government and Theatre, my honors thesis “Silencing the Black Body; A Look at Non-Traditional Casting in a Liberal Arts Education” explored how the university’s use of non-traditional casting often inadvertently supported existing prejudices of people of color and queer people. After building a career in marketing and fundraising at Signature Theatre, I settled into a general management role at Washington Performing Arts. During this time my most meaningful endeavor was the creation of WPA's equity action plan which worked to create a more diverse classical music industry. Outside of work, you can catch me spending too much money on coffee, struggling at Orange Theory, or trying to recreate Bon Appetite dessert recipes.

Undergraduate Education

College of William and Mary

Areas of Interest

Ambassador Type
Undergraduate Major
Political Science
Prior Industry