Arts Activist Workshop at Cressingham Gardens
Arts Activist Workshop at Cressingham Gardens

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Recording songs from Land of the Three Towers
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Arts Activist Workshop at Cressingham Gardens
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Nina is an award winning multidisciplinary theatre maker, curator and artist. They specialise in creating immersive events and participatory workshops with an emphasis on community engagement, creative education and social change. 

Alongside Emer Mary Morris, Nina is Artistic Director of You Should see the Other Guy Theatre (YSSTOG), a London based grassroots collective made up of womxn artists at risk of homelessness. Nina has co-written and directed YSSTOG's Land of the Three Towers (Camden People's Theatre 2015-2019), a series of devised verbatim musicals which were performed on London housing estates for communities who are fighting to save their homes. The plays teach different methods of resisting gentrification and regeneration. Nina is also Musical Director and has been developing accessible methods for co-creating verbatim political songs.

‘‘Experimental, lyrical and poetic... The use of song transforms the verbatim into an artistic rendering of experience.’’ - International Times *****

Nina has recently embarked on a long term residency at Limehouse Town Hall alongside architect collective, Concrete Action. She has collaborated with Concrete Action before, leading on the design and delivery of ‘Theatre of the Oppressed for Housing Justice’ (2019), which used Theatre of the Oppressed to collaborate on alternatives to housing oppression. Over lockdown Nina has also delivered creative trainings in Renters Rights and Eviction Resistance for London Renters Union, using Theatre of the Oppressed to share tools and build solidarity.

Nina is Creative Director of Womb with a View (WINNER Best Festival Venue, IAF 2017, WINNER Shambala micro-venues competition 2016) an immersive venue which gives birth to new ideas and an interactive performance which gives birth to YOU. As part of her role Nina leads a team of artists, directs the devising process, performs, designs the set and costumes and curates an exciting programme of events which celebrate bodily autonomy and discuss gender identity, reproductive rights and sex positivity.

Nina's disciplines include: curating exhibitions, theatre devising, theatre of the oppressed, theatre design, song making, choir leading, costume making and workshop facilitation. For the past four years she has regularly guest lectured for Urban Intervention BA students at Queen Mary, Applied Theatre Students at UEL and Feminist Theatre students at Roehampton University, creatively sharing her methodologies around socially engaged practice. 

Nina has designed celebrated costumes for award winning companies including Kill the Beast's He Had Hairy Hands (WINNER Peter Brook Festival Award, WINNER Manchester Theatre Awards, BBC Top Pick of the Fringe). She regularly combines her passion for design with her passion for arts education. She has spent 9 months teaching set and costume design to KS3 at Walker Technology College for Curious Monkey's Walker Talk and has five years experience as Costume Coordinator for Breathe Magic Camp.  

She has trained in Theatre of the Oppressed with Jana Sanskriti in West Bengal (Muktadhara Festival, 2018), ACT ESOL (Language, Resistance, Theatre, 2019) and Reboot the Roots (ULEX, Catalonia, 2019). Last Summer she earned a diploma in Community led Organising with Training for Transformation (Glasgow, 2019). 

Nina would love to hear from you through the CONTACT page for thoughts on collaborations, offers of work and general tea and chats.