Natalie Abrahami is a theatre director. Her parents are Israeli and she speaks Hebrew. She studied English Literature at Christ’s College, Cambridge before she joined the Royal Court Theatre as a graduate trainee in 2002. She continued her training at the National Theatre Studio and the Young Vic. From 2007-2012 she was joint artistic director of the Gate Theatre with Carrie Cracknell. She then became associate director at Hull Truck Theatre for a year in 2012 and associate artist at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton between 2013 and 2015 before becoming associate director at the Young Vic from 2013 until 2016.
In 2005, Abrahami was awarded the James-Menzies-Kitchin Trust Award for Directors for her production of Samuel Beckett’s Play and Not I. Together with Cracknell she was furthermore awarded a grant from the Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Fund for Creative Enterpreneurs in 2009.
Abrahami’s most recent productions include ANNA at the National Theatre (2019), The Meeting for the Chichester Festival Theatre (2018), Machinal at the Almeida (2018), and Wings at the Young Vic (2017).