Nic Adams is a Queens-based theatre-maker. His work aims to remind audiences of the essentiality of live performance by presenting works that transform the gleefully ludicrous into the sublime. His collaborative works for the theatre often include a mixture of poetry, dance, and live music.
Works include: Duet-ed, an intimate sketch in dance-theatre etudes on monogamy, mating, and betrayal intended for an audience of one at a time (2019, with Cori Marquis); Icarus in the L.E.S., a performance-poem exploring New York’s mystical literati (2017); White Wines (after Plays), a salon of hermetic curiosities based on the writings of Gertrude Stein (2015); Six Church Poems, a musical variety-show featuring the world’s best fake poets (2014); and The Silent Janitor, a parable about the triumph of the artistic spirit in the face of cynicism and dayjobs (2013). Nic is writing a new monologue called The Comfort Illusion which he is sharing in serial episodes at salons around New York.
Adams’ work has been presented at venues such as Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, The Performing Garage, The Bushwick Starr, The Brooklyn Museum, JACK, Vital Joint, and Dixon Place. He has been a resident artist at IRT Theater, a playwright-in-residence with Theater Reconstruction Ensemble’s TRE|haus program, a playwriting fellow with The In-Between People, and a FAIR assistant director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.