His work has been presented or developed by Pieter Space, JACK, Ars Nova, the New Group, NYTW
, Performance Space New York, and Playwrights Horizons.
Jordan Tinniswood, 19, and Ryan Priamo, 18, have now returned to college to complete their course with new skills and contacts in the industry, following their experience with NYTW
. During their time with the company they were part of the backstage production team for the production of 'Caucasian Chalk Circle' performed in Newport and Clwyd Theatr Cymru.
"Linda Chapman, the Associate Artistic Director of NYTW
, expressed great interest in what we'd already done, and asked that we continue to work on it.
gives young voices a stage and the expression of their souls on stage is a beautiful thing for all of us.
"Rent was about the people on the streets around us, and I liked that a lot," Nicola says, referring to NYTW
's bohemian environs.
For an intensive ten-day period, Frantic Assembly and NYTW
performers are generating material and creating narratives to realise a performance of striking physical theatre that they will share with audiences in North (Caernarfon), South (Swansea) and West Wales (Aberystwyth) from September 4-8.
Call 01492 592166 (Conwy) and 01970 623623 (Aberystwyth) National Youth Theatre of Wales Directed by Eddie Kidd and Jess Williams for Frantic Assembly, this collaboration is a new departure for a small group of NYTW
It is the group's first production under Tim Baker, who takes over the reins at NYTW
from Greg Cullen, and he says he was keen to maintain Cullen's tradition of creating original work for the youth theatre.
Informed by stories and story-tellers from the Celtic nations, NYTW
2012 presents an original promenade-performance that combines storytelling with masks, puppetry, movement and music.
Jim Nicola was so impressed with the five-hour show he sealed a deal to bring a similarly ambitious (but fully authorized) ERS adaptation to NYTW
"I look forward to the challenge of creating a collaborative ethos, together with an appetite for the highest standards in innovative theatre which will be the foundation for the future of NYTW
In the New Year, teams from NYTW
will be travelling the length and breadth ofWales, scouting for some ofWales' most talented young actors, designers, stage managers and technicians.