Nicholson Billey

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY – MFA in Performance + Performance Studies – May 2019.
  • New York University, New York, NY – MA in Drama Therapy – May 1999.
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK – BFA in Dance Pedagogy – May 1984.

Licensure / Certification

  • Licensed Creative Arts Therapist – New York State Education Department – 2005.
  • Registered Drama Therapist – North American Drama Therapy Association – 2004.

Training

  • Developmental Transformations (DvT) – Certificate Level 3 Trainee – Curious Rebels, LLC, New York, NY – September 2023 to June 2024 – DvT certification training.

Awards

  • Stomp Dance Over Reclamation – Video – Writer & Performer – The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image 2022 Spoken Word Competition – First Prize – Experimental Spoken Word Category – November 2022.
  • Stomp Dance Over Reclamation – Video – Writer & Performer – The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image 2022 Spoken Word Competition – Grand Prize Winner – Experimental Spoken Word Category – November 2022.

Artist Residencies

  • International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) Residency – Artist In Residence – Wallkill, NY & New York, NY – July / August 2023 – IIAC Artist Residency Participant.
  • American Indian Community House, Inc., NYC, Indian Summer Arts Residency Program – Artist In Residence – Governors Island, NY – May to June 2023 – Curate and participate in Native artist events for the NYC Native American community.
  • American Indian Community House, Inc., NYC, Indian Summer Arts Residency Program – Indian Summer Arts Residency Program – Artist In Residence – Governors Island, NY – September to November 2022 – Curate and participate in Native artist events for the NYC Native American community.

Performance

  • Say Gay Plays – Staged Reading Performance of Two-Spirit F(l)ag by Ty Defoe – NYU Skirball Theater – May 13, 2024 – Performer.
  • LandBack: Urban Creation Stories – Performance – La MaMa (via) Safe Harbors NYC – New York, NY – November 2023 – Ensemble Performance – Individual Performance of There…Pepperoni Pizza Greasy…Here.
  • The Yanomami Struggle: Art and Activism in the Amazon – Public reading of the UNDRIP – The Shed – New York, NY – April 2023 – A first session reader of the UNDRIP.
  • Stomp Dance Over Reclamation – Performance – Museum of Modern Art – A Variety Show Celebrating Diane Burns and the American Indian Community House – New York, NY – January 2023 – Performer.
  • Savage Conversations – Staged Reading – American Indian Community House, Inc. NYC, Indian Summer Arts Residency Program 2022, Governors Island, New York, NY, September 2022. Staged reading curator and performer.
  • Este Cate – Performance – Reflections Of Native Voices: Under Construction – La Mama – Safe Harbors, NYC, New York, NY, June 2022. Writer and Performer.
  • Stomp Dance Over Reclamation – Performance – The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image 2022 – November 2022 – Writer / Performer.
  • Don’t Feed The Indians: A Divine Comedy Pageant – Performance – Don’t Feed The Indians Ensemble – Safe Harbors NYC, New York, NY – 2014 to 2020 – Red Dirt (performance role).
  • Theater & Performance Panel, 100 Years | 100 Women Initiative – Performer & Panelist – Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY February, 2020 Safe Harbors NYC Performer / Panelist.
  • Mnisose – Staged Reading – Reflections Of Native Voices Theater Festival – Safe Harbors NYC, New York, NY, January, 2020 – Charbonneau / Carl (performance role).
  • Este Cate – Staged Reading – Reflections Of Native Voices Theater Festival – Safe Harbors NYC, New York, NY, January, 2020 – Writer and Performer.\
  • Back Pack – Studio Showing – Safe Harbors NYC, New York, NY, January 2019 – Writer and performer.
  • Brown Body – Performance – Thinking Its Presence: The Ephemeral Archive Conference – University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ – October 2017 – Writer and Performer.
  • Brown Body – Performance – Gender Daze Series – The Center: The LGB&T Community Center, New York, NY, May 2017 – Writer and Performer.

Workshop, Lecture, Online Reading, Presentation

  • Imperfect Relationality Workshop – Interdisciplinary Arts Lab 2023 – Movement Research, New York, NY – (via) International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) Residency – August 2023 – Workshop Facilitator.
  • Drama Therapy with Art Therapy: A Native Lens – Guest Lecture – Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Art Therapy – Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ – September 2021, April 2022, October 2022, April 2022, November 2023 – Lecture Facilitator.
  • Este Cate – Online Reading – theatre KAPOW – Expanding The Canon 3: a play reading circle – Manchester, NH – February 2023 – Online play reading and discussion.
  • Native American Directors Lab for Emerging Native American Directors – Presenter & Participant – Safe Harbors, NYC – San Francisco July 2021 / Minneapolis July 2022.
  • Assistant to Master Class Lecturer – La MaMa Umbria: 2022 International Symposium for Directors – Assistant & Presenter – July 2022.
  • Safe Harbors, NYC, Fall Workshop – Curator / Participant – American Indian Community House, Inc. NYC, Indian Summer Arts Residency Program 2022, Governors Island, New York, NY – October 2022.
  • Reading & Discussion Presentation: Pena Bonita – Curator / Artist Assistant – American Indian Community House, Inc. NYC, Indian Summer Arts Residency Program 2022, Governors Island, New York, NY – October 2022.

Online Video, Video, Podcast

  • Stomp Dance Over Reclamation – Online video – The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image 2022 – Spoken Word Competition Finalist – Screened online – October to November, 2022. Writer / Performer.
  • Ugly Brown – Online Video – The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image 2022 – Spoken Word Competition Finalist – Screened online – October to November, 2022. Writer / Performer.
  • Este Cate – Online Video Presentation – Reflections Of Native Voices Theater Festival – Safe Harbors NYC, New York, NY, February 2021 – Writer, Producer, and Performer.
  • Collective Voices: Community Talks – Video Director & Writer – American Indian Community House, Inc., New York, NY, November 2021.
  • It Came From Across The Pond – Podcast – Amerinda, New York, NY, July 2020 – Ernie (performance role).

Organizations

  • International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium – Artist Member – July to present.
  • Don’t Feed The Indians Ensemble – Member – Safe Harbors, NYC 2015 to present.
  • Safe Harbors, NYC – Team Member – 2015 to present.

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