College Professor/Writer/Artist in Los Angeles

Poetry: “Him”

Him Father’d remind me He has many names, All that begin with capital letters, Even His pronouns we’d say trembled kneed. When I was a boy, He’d sit next to … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sam Harris Brings “Ham” From Life, To Book, To Stage

Sam Harris-Courtesy Photo Originally posted in the Pasadena Independent. By Nathaniel Cayanan If you look online, you’ll find a video montage of performer Sam Harris singing a soulful rendition of … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pittance Chamber Music Rises From the Pit

Originally published in Pasadena Independent The Pittance Chamber Music performances lift musicians out from the pit and onto the main stage. – Photo courtesy of Pittance Chamber Music By Nathaniel … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Play Review: Tennessee Williams UnScripted

Originally posted in Monrovia Weekly Ryan Smith, Lauren Rose Lewis, and Nick Massouh. – Photo by Sasha A. Venola By Nathaniel Cayanan Improv has a bad rap – even some … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chalk Rep Turns Garage into Stage

Originally published in Pasadena Independent. By Nathaniel Cayanan (Left to Right) Amy Ellenberger (Meredith), Emma Zakes Green (Emma), and Daniel Rubiano (Alex). – Photo by Halei Parker Claudia de Vasco … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Review: ‘Idiot Box’: Ambitious, but Uneven Dark Comedy

Originally published in the Pasadena Independent -From left, Grey Rodriguez, Carlo Samame, Jordan Wall Michael Elyanow’s The Idiot Box tells the story of a group of sitcom characters, a la the 1990s … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: A “Den of Thieves”

May 26th, 2015 by Pasadena Independent By Nathaniel Cayanan Many may have heard of the Stella Adler Academy in Hollywood and its notable alums — Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty, and … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “untethered” by Julia Edwards

Published May 15th, 2015 by Pasadena Independent: By Nathaniel Cayanan What do you get when you put a neurotic yoga instructor, a Ph.D. student, his opium addict father, and a mysterious … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yam yaM #6 “Valentine Passion”

Don’t forget guys, Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  Keep the passion alive!

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yam yaM #5 “The Church”

New Yam yaM #5.  “The Church”

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment


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