he puts on amazing plays. he could be a little nicer to the actors, though.
Though a decent director, Nation needs to learn that the students in his program are eactly that, students. While the students have extreme amounts of talent there is no reason to be as heavy handed with them as he is. Having worked in professional theatre for about ten years, I can say that there is no excuse for that kind of behavior.
i will miss you. i wish i could of gotten to spend more time with you but i learned alot. thank you. you made my first year fabulous :]
He's the best director in NJ. Puts on amazing musicals and stage shows. Hard to work with, but if you do what he says, you'll benefit from it.
Bob Nation was my mentor back in the day.... Over 25 years ago. Kids, stop complaining and listen to the man. You make not like the messenger, but if you stop and listen, you might learn something. He is a brilliant director, and teacher - just let him!
he is the best director in the whole world and he may seem mean but he puts on some pretty chill productions
i've talked to other music teachers about Nation's casting process and he isn't corrupt and he doesn't pick favorites like people think. if you didn't get a spot you thought you deserved than maybe your ego is too big for you. He's nice and he's knows what he's doing so don't blame him for stuff that you can't accomplish
he seems realy cool and like he wants to help us improve, you can tell this is what he loves to do.
One of the finest directors of New Jersey. His shows are remarkable and he gives an honest approach of what the "real" theatre world is like.
Long hours & $$$.Best kept secret-catwalk above the auditorium connects stage to the balcony.Great fun up there.Got excused from school work b/c of late rehearsals. Nation=Sold out shows.
Mr. Nation is an unbelievable director. His plays are better than any of the community theater around. Just don't take anything he says to heart: he can be hurtful, but I don't think he means to be. It's nothing personal: he just says what he has to say to get his plays the way he wants them.
It's impossible to really understand Nation. Just when you decide he's pure evil, he does something nice. Just when you decide he's a great guy, he says something absolutely awful. He's a brilliant director without whom we would have no drama department. Take everything he says with a grain of salt. Though I think he does mean well, he certainly can and does say hurtful things. We all just have to deal with it, I guess, cause his plays are incredible.
i may have done a total of three hours work in his english class my senior year and he gave me a B. he is a great person who cares deeply about his students.(he also drives a chillen car!)
I think nation is almost always always right. Alot of the people who get really upset by him have too big of an ego, and he si really helping them. Hes a great teacher. Great plays
Sometimes you want to hate Nation sometimes you love him. There is no doubt that he is an amazing director. He does cast politically though but who doesn't.
Mr. Nation needs to learn how to care about others and not himself ALL THE TIME. Yes, hes a brillant director, but he needs to learn to stop being self absorbed
Mr. Nation is the hardest working teacher/director I have ever encountered. He is brilliant, talented, caring, and supportive. Gives 1000% and expects same.
I had Mr. Nation 28 years ago. He never took an interest in me and told me he'd never cast me in the plays. I've been a professional actor for 25 years. Ha!
He is a good man but not the best of all teachers. He is the best director ever
Nation has gotta be one of the most complex teachers in all of CHHSE. hes an amazing director and a cool guy. i love u nation!
its wierd... he can be really nice, and other times he can be really... uh... yeah. but overall he really cares... i think....
did you ever stop to think that he didn't cast you for the play simply because you weren't good enough?
He is nice but I can tell that he does not show care but im sure he really does deep down.
Cool teacher! He can really keep his cool during stressful situations!
There's something about a guy who can take the teases about his raspy voice, deal with arrogant actors, and rewrite flawless masterpeices that makes us love him
Not the most intelligent man.... "I want to feel smart not be smart" Don't worry Natsh no one expects all that much from you.
Mr. Nation was nice to me, but I'm just a kid. I don't think he is allowed to make little kids cry! We may look easy pickins' but we've got some bite! PUP
I think that the way Mr. Nation controls the lives of the students that are part of the shows at school is ridiculous. He needs to give them a break.
Natsh has a very difficult job, dealing with all the little egos in the drama department. But once he commits to a project, he'll see it to the successful end.
his ego is as inflated as his body. in order to be cast in a show one must stroke his ego and to some this is simply too repulsive. Weaver is sooo much better!
I've never had him as a teacher but he's the most amazing director for the shows!YES its true he has a lot of bad qualities but w/o him we would not have Shows!
seriously, our plays would be nowhere without him, it's not just our talent, it's him..but he really needs to learn how to care even a little bit about people.
Casting = very political, but sometimes it is nice to see egos deflate. There's a reason Les Mis won best in NJ, and the actors were only a very small part...
Intelligent and very helpful, although he can be arrogant at times. For those who complain about the long hours, keep in mind he does the same work and more.
Needs to care about his students and actors more... but he cant do this until he actaully cares about himself.
hes really fun, well read, intelligent...the shows are awesome, but sometimes he is way to concerned with himself. and caring about other people should come before making a show faaaabulous , but im speaking from a theatre point a view, not english
gr8 when it comes to drama ive never ment any1 meaner he ruins ur ego
my god...this man makes me mad. i know so many people that he has made cry.
People don't like him because he didn't cast them(there is probably a reason)
b/c of nation, we are known for our amazing theatre dept.
Great guy, a little unorganized yes - but still really cool.
The shows speak for themselves, and he gives them his all every time
say what you will about his selection process for shows, he knows his stuff!