College Professor/Writer/Artist in Los Angeles

That Marvel Thug Life

“That Marvel Thug Life” By Nathaniel Cayanan September 11, 2019 Inks on Watercolor Paper   Advertisements

September 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Don’t Watch The Farewell to Show Support for Representation

By Nathaniel Cayanan     In the last few years, there has been much ado about the need for representation of Asian Americans in the entertainment industry. Remember Sandra Oh? … Continue reading

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Lion King: A Parable about Class Difference, Privilege and Responsibility

By Nathaniel Cayanan This past weekend, Disney released one of their many reproductions of classic animated favorites, “The Lion King.” It’s fair to say that there was a lot of … Continue reading

July 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

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


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