Zach Theatre Promotes Nat Miller to Associate Artistic Director, Chad Dike to Head Education and Community Engagement



Chad Dike takes over as Director of Education and Community Engagement

( Theatre is proud to announce the promotion of Nat Miller, who will move from his position as Director of Education and step into his new role as Associate Artistic Director on May 15, 2019.  Abe Reybold, who has served as Associate Artistic Director since 2014, will depart after five years of directing crowd-pleasing productions from Sophisticated Ladies to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Chad Dike, ZACH’s Associate Director of Education, will transition into the role of Director of Education and Community Engagement.  

“ZACH has provided some of the most challenging and rewarding artistic opportunities of my career,” said Reybold in a statement. “The personal reasons that motivated this change are positively life–affirming which makes it slightly less difficult to move on from this wonderful organization. Nat Miller has been a stellar colleague and I am thrilled that his new position will allow him to continue evolving and developing ZACH’s artistic vision and connection to the community.”

Nat Miller has been at the helm of ZACH’s Education department since 2011, engaging generations of Austin’s audiences with Mainstage and Theatre for Families productions, overseeing one of the most comprehensive acting and musical theatre training programs in the country, and developing educational outreach programs. This season he directed Tortoise and Hare and The Santaland Diaries, and co-directed Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical! with Reybold. 


“I am very honored to be moving into the role of Associate Artistic Director and merging our Family Series into our Mainstage season,” says Miller. “Being in this new position allows me to continue telling stories that celebrate creativity and empathy, and cements my commitment to making sure ZACH is accessible to people from all ages and backgrounds.”


Chad Dike joined ZACH’s staff over five years ago and has been a catalyst for so many new educational programs and initiatives, including ZACH North, Young Playwrights for Change, and the addition of sensory-friendly performances.


About ZACH Theatre

A non-profit organization, ZACH creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. As Austin’s leading professional producing theatre, ZACH employs more than 250 actors, musicians, and designers annually to create its own diverse array of nationally recognized plays and musicals under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Each year, ZACH serves nearly 128,000 Central Texans – 55,000 of which are children and youth who participate in our education and outreach programs, as well as inspiring camps and classes.  ZACH Theatre is honored to host private and community events across the beautiful rental-ready spaces on our three-stage campus located in the heart of Austin. Founded in 1932, ZACH is the longest continuously running theatre company in the state of Texas, and one of the ten oldest in the country. Visit for more information.

ZACH Theatre’s 2018–19 Season is sponsored in part by The Moody Foundation, Baylor Scott & White Health, Dell, and Holiday Inn-Lady Bird Lake; and by grants from The Shubert Foundation, Junior League of Austin, The National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Cultural Arts Division of The City of Austin Economic Development Department, and Applied Materials.