Nick Coyle

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Nick Coyle is a writer, director and performer.

Most recently Nick previewed his new one man show QUEEN OF WOLVES at 107 Projects and Giant Dwarf in Sydney, and The Hen and Chickens in London. The show will premier at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2017. His previous solo show NICK COYLE’S GUIDED MEDITATION debuted at Giant Dwarf in Sydney, before going on to seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Det Andre Teatret in Norway, The Invisible Dot in London, and The Union Hall in New York.

Nick created and co-hosted the radio show VERSUS on FBi radio for three years.

Nick’s solo-show BLUE WIZARD premiered at PACT as part of the Tiny Stadiums Festival and was awarded the 2013 FBi SMAC (Sydney Music, Arts and Culture) Award for Best On Stage by the Sydney radio station.  It was then restaged at Belvoir in association with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, as part of the 2015 downstairs season.

In 2013 and 2014, Nick’s solo show DOUBLE TRIBUTE had sell-out seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, at The Invisible Dot in London, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Nick’s play for children, UH OH TONY premiered at the Bondi Pavilion in 2013 and toured regional NSW in 2014 through Critical Stages.

He performed and recorded his radio play BATFEET at 107 Projects in front of a live audience for FBi Radio in 2013.

ME PREGNANT!, written by and starring Nick, premiered at the Old Fitz in 2011. Nick took the play to The Melbourne Fringe Festival and was awarded the Powerhouse Outstanding Comedy Award; subsequently the production was programmed in the Brisbane Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2012. Nick won an FBi SMAC (Sydney Music, Arts and Culture) Award for the production and was shortlisted for a NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights, presented by Belvoir and Arts NSW in 2011.

Nick’s full length plays include ROMMY which opened at the Old Fitz in Sydney in 2010, THE OCTOBER SAPPHIRE presented at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2006, and HAMMERHEAD (IS DEAD) included in Griffin’s Stablemates season. KITTENBONE BRIDGE was produced as part of Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf2Loud season and the Imperial Panda Festival, and later reworked as a radio play broadcast on FBi in 2013.

Nick co-founded Pig Island, a comedy trio comprising friends and performers Charlie Garber, Claudia O’Doherty and himslef.  As part of Pig Island, Nick wrote and featured in the cult shows SIMPLY FANCY (presented by The Old Fitz Theatre, Downstairs at Belvoir Street, Melbourne Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival), THE GLASS BOAT (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival. This show won the Golden Gibbo Award for Best Independent Show and was nominated for the Age Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2007).

Pig Island was chosen as of Sydney’s Creative Catalysts in 2009 and performed at the Creative Catalysts launch event at the Opera House.