Nathan's directing style is highly influenced by his obsession with the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. In these plays the directors primary job, is to insure the script is not only clear but immediately compelling to the actors in the room and to the audience in the theater. All else is secondary to direct, engaging storytelling. This lesson, like so many of the lessons one learns from shakespeare, is universal to all plays.
As a recovering actor, Nathan also recognizes the essential nature of the director-actor relationship. A director is not there to put himself front and center but rather to make sure all facets - actors, the design team, and management are working towards a single goal and are enabled to pursue that goal.