Jim Nicola

Jim Nicola has been the artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) since 1988. Under his guidance, NYTW has remained steadfast to its founding commitment of nurturing both established and emerging theater artists, promoting collaboration and bold experimentation with theatrical forms. Nicola initiated an extensive series of workshop opportunities including summer residencies and minority theater artist fellowships, and has forged a unique community of theater artists, the Usual Suspects, who form the core of NYTW’s artist development activities. As Artistic Director, Mr. Nicola has been instrumental in the development of many NYTW world premieres and has mentored Elevator Repair Service and Noor Theater as companies-in-residence, inviting these smaller theater companies to receive support and resources from NYTW in order to further their growth and development.

Before joining NYTW, Nicola spent nine years at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., first as a National Endowment for the Arts Directing Fellow and later as a producing associate. From 1975–80, Mr. Nicola was a casting coordinator for the New York Shakespeare Festival. He was a Center management panelist in 2010.

References

On March 23, 2012, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage hosted Alan Brown of WolfBrown, and Brad Erickson and Clayton Lord of Theatre Bay Area, for an event that presented an important national study on the “intrinsic impact” and value of the arts.

In the third and final segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he gives us a glimpse of how he has entered into conversations at the Center and proposed alternative possibilities for our approach to our work.

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Orchestra offered the first Philadelphia performances of two recently composed works by Richard Danielpour and Bright Sheng.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko is the President and CEO of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, which presents the history and cultures of the Wabanaki people. She served as a panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation in 2015.

In August 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Opera Philadelphia’s transformation as a “haven for new opera.”

Grants & Grantees

FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.

Grants & Grantees

Founded in Philadelphia in 1980, Piffaro performs 15th- through 17th-century music.

Yancey considers whether arts organizations be expected to approach their businesses with the same degree of courage and creativity that they expect of presenting artists.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Professor Bonnie C. Wade is chair of the department of music at the University of California, Berkeley, where she founded the ethnomusicology program in 1975.

The Philadelphia Folklore Project developed a strategic plan for 2012–16 that mapped out a path for leadership transition and developed new programming models for the future.

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents the work of video artist and activist Jenny Drumgoole, the fifth program in the “Schmart World” series.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James will moderate a conversation between Philadelphia-based artists Salem Collo-Julin and Maria Dumlao.