Nathan Joe is a Chinese-Kiwi playwright who often deals with issues of racial or sexual identity through a postmodern lens.
He is a graduate of the New Zealand Broadcasting School (2011) with a Bachelor in Broadcasting Communications (Digital Film and Television Production).
He won the Playmarket b4 25 award in 2015 for Hippolytus Veiled: Or, Eros Beware! and 2016 for Like Sex which had been commissioned by Young & Hungry Arts Trust. He was shortlisted for the Adam New Zealand Play Award for Who is Sada Abe? in 2015. He was also awarded the Auckland Live! "Free Your Mind" Development Award in the Auckland Fringe 2019 for I Am Rachel Chu.
As a critic, he is a regular contributor to Theatre Scenes and was previously the theatre editor at The Lumière Reader.
He has worked as a dramaturg with Legacy Project (year 5 & 6), Auckland Theatre Company (Here & Now) and Proudly Asian Theatre (Fresh off the Page).