Since 2005 work under the artistic direction of Nic Green has spanned solo and group theatre performance, community and public art projects, pedagogical and holistic learning experiences and interactive web-based endeavors. Nic’s work holds a strong sense of political and social responsibility, whilst striving towards a balance between the radical and accessible. Recent successes include her award-winning work Trilogy, which has shown at various major national and international festivals. The work included the creation and facilitation of communities made of local women who bravely volunteered to dance naked in solidarity with the show’s central inquiry and position. At the centre of much of Nic’s work is the art of establishing and facilitating spaces for people to engage in action which can potentially shift perspective, in-turn resulting in the making of radical changes in their day-to-day attitudes and behavior. Her artistic practice serves as a joyous, political agency, with research its heart.
Engaging in what Nic describes as an ecological arts praxis, she is interested in the development of creative work which isn’t just environmental in it’s subject, but is deeply ecological in all aspects: it’s consciousness, it’s values and in it’s very nature. To compliment this worldview, last year she completed an MSc in Human Ecology, for which she conducted an original study on the development and understanding of ecological performance practices, and how they might contribute to a wider ecological consciousness.
In the past her work has been commissioned by the GreenRoom (Manchester), The Arches (Glasgow), The National Review Of Live Art (NRLA) BAC (London), Made in Scotland and CREATE (Dublin). She is an active member of the Centre for Human Ecology (http://www.che.ac.uk), the Ecopsychology UK Network (http://ecopsychologyuk.ning.com/), and continues to study and teach Yoga and Vedanta (non-dualistic philosophy). She also works with degree-level performance students as a lecturer and mentor at both the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Glasgow University.