Nate began his career performing onstage in New York as well as for regional theaters across the country. Early credits include Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing and Demetrius in Titus Andronicus at the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Desire Caught By The Tail at the Union Square Theater, and The Last Sunday In June, at the Caldwell Theater. His acting has been noted for a “subtle and affecting performance” and a “fresh delivery” of classical text.
In addition to writing hundreds of original sketches and comedic songs, Nate Clark’s television writing credits include the original pilots Granted (Fox), Miami Knights (Fox), Chiropractor/Poltergeist, and The Oddballs. He also wrote the half-hour pilot Sugar High for Tom Broecker (SNL) and JL Pomeroy’s company BehindTheLine, based on a story he co-created with Laura Schooling. He was a member of the Fox Writers Intensive, , and a finalist for the Sundance Episodic Lab with Not So Much a short-form comedy based on his life with his husband, Allen Loeb. Additionally, Clark and Loeb co-wrote the animated series Somewhere In Palm Springs.
The pandemic afforded Nate a unique opportunity to pursue a master’s degree (ALM) in Government at Harvard University, and he expects to graduate in the Spring of 2023. His research interests include political communication and media effects, rhetoric, American Political Development, housing and homelessness, and queer theory. He is an affiliate of the Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) at Harvard.
Nate’s master’s thesis combines research in political communication, psychology, and media studies. Both theoretical and empirical in design, Nate’s research offers a novel theory of subordinate framing (e.g., music, title color) in political communication. His experiment tests the impact of music and color choice in a video about homelessness in California, and explores the possibility that these apolitical production techniques provoke an emotional response and, subsequently, effect issue salience and public opinion.