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Felicity Nicol is a theatre director, performance maker and the Artistic Director of Spark Youth Theatre. In 2012, she graduated from NIDA’s Postgraduate Directors course and went on to study Physical Theatre with Phillipe Gaulier in Europe through an Ian Potter Cultural Fund grant. She has also worked with internationally renowned company Ontroerend Goed on the development of their work ‘Fight Night’, as well as directing the new Indian-Australian work ‘Oneness: A Voice Without a Form’ at the Opera House.
Since becoming Artistic Director of Spark Youth Theatre in 2014, Felicity has focused on working creatively with young people from Sydney’s inner west in a way that reflects their political interests and varied cultural backgrounds. Next to directing a season of ‘Punk Rock’ by Simon Stephens, she wrote and directed the hugely successful ‘Political Children’ with seasons at the Ashfield Council Chambers (2016), ATYP as part of the Mardi Gras Festival (2017) and Customs House in partnership with City of Sydney Library (2017).
In 2017, Felicity toured Europe with the internationally celebrated company Mammalian Diving Reflex. Through support from the Mike Walsh Fellowship and an Australian Council for the Arts Professional Development grant, she worked with MDR at various festivals throughout Europe, employing their distinctive methods of social-specific relational theatre.