Nick Coyle

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Nick Coyle is a writer, director and performer.

Most recently his irreverent solo show NICK COYLE’S GUIDED MEDITATION debuted at the Giant Dwarf in Sydney and then went on to have a successful season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Nick wrote, directed and stared in DOUBLE TRIBUTE which had seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, The Invisible Dot in London in 2013 the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014.

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. In 2015 Belvoir programmed the work as part of their downstairs season. In 2013 his new play for children, UH OH TONY, premiered at the Bondi Pavilion.

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 Award for the production. Nick was nominated for a NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights, presented by Belvoir and Arts NSW in 2011.

In 2010 Nick performed in A RARE SIGHT, written by and starring himself and Maeve Higgins at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and New Zealand Comedy Festival. ROMMY, written and directed by Nick, opened at the Old Fitz in Sydney in 2010. Nick’s show THE OCTOBER SAPPHIRE was presented at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2006.

Nick co-founded Pig Island, a comedy trio comprising friends and performers Nick, Charlie Garber and Claudia O’Doherty.  As part of Pig Island, Nick wrote and produced a number of cult shows including THE GLASS BOAT which appeared at Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival; PARTIES 4EVA as part of the Underbelly Festival and the Imperial Panda Festival; SIMPLY FANCY at The Old Fitz Theatre, Downstairs at Belvoir Street, Melbourne Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Festival; and 1,2,3 BOOGIE for the This Is Not Art Festival.

Pig Island’s THE GLASS BOAT 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.  At the 2008 Edinburgh Arts Festival the same show received rave reviews, hit picks and sold out. Pig Island was chosen as of Sydney’s Creative Catalysts in 2009 and performed at the launch at the Opera House.

Pig Island’s KITTENBONE BRIDGE was produced as part of Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf2Loud season and the Imperial Panda Festival; and HAMMERHEAD (IS DEAD) appeared in Griffin’s Stablemates season. KITTENBONE BRIDGE was later developed as a radio play; more recently Nick performed and recorded another radio play BATFEET at 107 Projects for FBi Radio.

Nick currently hosts FBi’s VERSUS at 10am on Sundays and is developing a narrative comedy television show.