The Drama Merchant
The theatrical arm of The Drama Merchant aims to work as an ensemble, collaborating established local talent with new and upcoming performers, musicians, designers, and writers to create new and revived work, which is Immersive, interactive, and extraordinary to a new generation of Queensland theatre goers.
The Drama Merchant owes his origin from the life experience gained within the Gold Coast Community Theatre Scene, since 1998, and working with various mentors and people within community theatre.
Branching out in 2015 under the name Nathan Schulz presents, he entered into Anywhere Festival - Brisbane and adopting the festivals premise that "theatre can be performed in any space" produced two ghost stories in an oddities shop called Lights Out Vol. 1 (2015) and The Curiosity Experiment (2016) and in 2017 a romantic comedy called 2Across set on a 1960’s Tram at the Brisbane Tramway Museum. In 2019 he and produced and directed two shows, Dial M for Murder and The Eight Reindeer Monologues set in a 1940’s Queenslander house in Nerang for intimate audiences, along with Venus in Fur & Peep activating new spaces.
The Curiosity Experiment, an immersive ghost story for an audience of 13 only, had sold out shows in both the Melbourne and Adelaide fringe festivals in 2016 – 2017.
In 2017 Nathan Schulz presents became The Drama Merchant and created a retro audio storytelling experience called the "The Radioplay Hour”, which has been performed in heritage locations between the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, and also became an after-school entertainment workshop called The Golden Age of Radio.
In 2020 created an audio theatre company called “On the Wireless” and a web series called "Behind the Wireless" which inspires kids to use their imagination by making home made sound effects!