Nathan Joe 周润豪 is an award-winning playwright and performance poet, based between Tāmaki Makaurau and Ōtautahi. Nathan is the curator of BIPOC spoken word event Dirty Passports, which had sold-out premiere and return seasons at Basement Theatre in 2021. In 2019, he directed I am Rachel Chu, which won Auckland Live: Free Your Mind and Best Newcomer (Ensemble) awards at Auckland Fringe 2019. In 2021, Nathan co-created Slay the Dragon or Save the Dragon or Neither with A Slightly Isolated Dog, directed Yang/Young/杨 for Auckland Theatre Company and was awarded the prestigious 2022 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship. His poetry short film, Nathan Joe: Homecoming Poems, commissioned by Going West Writers Festival, premiered internationally at the Toronto Queer Film Festival 2022.
Other career highlights include winning the 2020 New Zealand National Poetry Slam and receiving the 2021 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award.