Nathan Thompson received an MFA in Technical Direction from the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1999 and a BA in literature from Wheaton College.
Thompson has worked in many venues, including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Scenic View, Inc., and Center Theatre in Chicago, as well as Freelance Staging in North Carolina and IATSE Local #635 in Winston-Salem. He has worked in theatre, film, television, and performance as a technical director, carpenter, welder, scenic artist, and stage hand. Thompson has designed over a dozen shows in various smaller venues, ranging from children's theatre to college to professional. He is currently associate professor for theatre and film production at the University of Colorado Denver.