Nicholas Linnehan, Executive Director of Identity Theatre, is an energetic director, actor, and writer. His first play, The Real Story was produced in 2001 by The Post Theatre Company. His second play, Identity (award-winning), was produced twice by Queens College in 2005; once by Manhattan Repertory Theater in 2006; and by Nicu’s Spoon Theater in 2007. His last original work, Erosion: Life on Life’s Terms premiered in January 2010 at Nicu’s Spoon Theater. He has worked as a director for many children’s shows and taught several drama classes for children over the past 14 years. Nick graduated from CW Post at Long Island University with his BA in Theater and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Queens College. Nick founded Identity Theater Company in 2011, and is looking forward to making great theater with great people.
His next great work is SLEEPING UGLY, having a special showing on Sunday June 11
Nick… What inspires you as an artist?
As I get older I am drawn more and more to pieces that explore the complexity of the human condition. I like hearing voices from new and upcoming playwrights. I get inspired by works that engages with its audience. I want to have a theatrical experiences when I go to the theater.
… and Why independent theater?
We are the grassroots of the theater community. It is literally blood sweat and tears. An artist will give 150% of themselves so should we emotionally and mentally you just don’t find that anywhere else.