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Nelson T. Eusebio III

Nelson T. Eusebio III is a freelance stage director, producer, and award-winning filmmaker. He is the former artistic director of Leviathan Lab, an Asian American creative studio. In 2008 he co-founded Creative Destruction, a theatre collective. He has directed and developed work at theaters throughout the country, including the Public Theater/NYSF, PlayMakers Repertory, The Old Globe, and CenterStage. Member: SDC, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Rhodopi International Theatre Collective. Served as a resident director at Ensemble Studio Theatre, recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program. 2012 Phil Killian Fellow at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Nelson is a participant in the SPARK Leadership program, funded by American Express and the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, administered by Theatre Communications Group. Education: BA,Drama, UC Irvine; MFA, Directing, Yale School of Drama. www.nelsoneusebio.com

On the merits of Yellowface
Essay

On the merits of Yellowface

why casting the “best” actor for the role is actually just a selection of bias in a racist system

9 October 2015

Nelson T. Eusebio III addresses the argument that the “best” actor must always be cast in a role, regardless of race.

A Super Seven
Essay

A Super Seven

A Few Leadership Lessons from Superheroes of the American Theatre

21 August 2015

Director, producer, filmmaker, and SPARK participant Nelson Eusebio talks about the example and inspiration of superheroes and leadership in the American theatre.