About Nell Teare

Nell is a native Texan. She attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and then graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. While still at NYU, Nell was cast in the original production of Memphis, which went on to win the Tony award for Best Musical. In 2008, Nell founded Harmon Creek Press and published her first book, Celia and the Witches, through Barnes and Noble. At the end of that year, Nell moved to Los Angeles and in 2010 worked at Center Theatre Group as a part of the original production of Randy Newman’s, Harps and Angels. Nell became a company member at Celebration Theatre and, eventually, their Director of Development from 2011 to 2012. At the recommendation of a friend, Nell would direct her first staged production and a mini documentary called, If I Look This Good, Why do I Feel Like Shit, in 2012. The following year, Nell wrote, directed and produced three short films. She works with FILM 14, having now directed over twenty book trailers for the company. At The Lillian Theatre in 2014, Nell directed and choreographed the original musical, Rock and Roll’s Greatest Lovers. In 2015, Nell became a producer on the film, Upended, directed by Tessa Blake and starring Amy Landecker. That Summer, Nell directed the original production of the one woman show, StandUpera, at The Actor’s Theatre. In February of 2016, Nell adapted and directed a short film based on Frederic Donner’s story, LOVE. Nell directed two stage productions; All Shook Up, at the Morgan Wixson Theatre, which opened March 5th 2016, and Anton in Show Business, at The Hudson Theatre, which opened April 9th of the same year (LA Stage RAW recommended; Top 10).  Nell has spoken about the use of visceral imagery on stage and in film for The Science of Consciousness Conference. Over that summer, Nell produced the web series, Broke A$$ Rich Kid and shot a series of book trailers, including The Atlantis Gene, Pandemic, Riven, Middle East Affairs and The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman. At the end of the year, she directed and produced the web series Guber and the short film, Katie and Ben. So far in 2017, Nell has completed photography on the web series' The Hunt and You. Me. Us? as well as the short films Never Stop and Buddy. In March, Nell shadowed on her first network show with director James Whitmore, Jr. for NCIS and then went on to shadow a second time for NCIS in August with Bethany Rooney. In the summer, Nell directed, Save to Draft, which was produced at The New York Summer Theatre Festival in Manhattan. She is currently in post-production for the short films, Tubby Hook and Always Remember Me. 

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