Nataki is on the Board of Directors of the Theater Communications Group. She is the former Associate Artistic Director of Denver Center for the Preforming Arts Theater Company (DCPA). Garrett served as the Acting Artistic Director during their 18-month leadership transition. At the DCPAm Garrett is responsible for producing the world premieres of Lauren Gunderson’s Book of Will, Two Degrees by Tira Palmquist, Mathew Lopez’s Zoe’s Perfect Wedding, Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap, and American Mariachi by Jose Cruz-Gonzalez. Her stellar 17/18 season the Main Stage, Off-Center, and Colorado New Play Summit programming, has been one of the most successful in the 40 year history of the Denver Center Theater Company. This includes a visceral re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by award winning playwright/ director Robert O’Hara. Helming the start of the season, Macbeth broke box office records making it the venue’s most successful production exceeding projected capacity by 25%. Garrett also initiated and negotiated the first two co-world premieres in 10 years for two DCPA commissioned plays: The Great Leap with Seattle Rep and American Mariachi with the Old Globe Theatre. Garrett’s DCPA season is being touted as fully inclusive, adventurous, and at times outlandish, representing a broad-ranging view of the human condition. In the last year Garrett helped raise over $350K in funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Schubert Foundation, the Edgerton and Carnegie Mellon Foundations and individual donors from across the Rocky Mountain region.
Prior to the DCPA, Nataki was the Associate Artistic Director of CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) and the former Associate Dean and Head of Undergraduate Acting at CalArts School of Theater. Garret was the Interim Dean in 2016 where she managed a $10 million budget and oversaw all operations of the school. She supervised 40 faculty/ staff members and 250 students. For nearly 10 years Garrett produced main stage, black box, developmental projects and tours for CalArts and CNP. Nataki is a company member at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. She is also on the Advisory Council for Mixed Blood Theater. She is a 2005 recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts and Theater Communications Group Career Development Fellowship for Directors and a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.