NICO GRELLI (They. Them, Theirs)--is a writer, director, filmmaker, and award winning actor.
Nico identifies as Non-Binary, and is Italo-Americano. Currently based in Brooklyn and Chicago, Nico spent a great deal of their childhood in Italy, and is proud to be from San Francisco and raised by immigrants.
AS AN ACTOR--Nico is the recipient of a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Leading Actor, and has been nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Supporting Actor. Credits include: the West Coast premiere of 'Honey Brown Eyes' at SF Playhouse, Animals Commit Suicide with terraNova Collective, 'The Rose Tattoo' at Shattered Globe in Chicago, 'The Jamb' by JStephen Brantley (directed by Obie Winner David Drake), and various iterations of Pier Valentino's: Show Without End! Nico can be seen in the film "It Had To Be You," by Sasha Gordon (produced by Chris Columbus) and numerous short films.
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As a WRITER/DIRECTOR--Nico has had residencies with The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Tank and The Grange Hall Cultural Center. Nico's work has been presented often by NY Madness, One Minute Play Festival, Theatre Breaking Through Barriers, So-Fi Festival, and more. Nico's short films include "Nutella" and "Oh Bondage, Up Yours" as well as numerous short segments and cartoons for Pier Valentino's: Show Without End! Nico also directed three episodes of the acclaimed webseries 'BULK' by C.Julian Jiminez and Deneen Reynolds Knott. Nico is currently developing a number of projects for the screen, and is the recipient of multiple Howlround micro-grants for their screenwriting work. Nico looks forward to getting back to shooting this year, hopes to staff in a great writing room, and soon be making their own feature films and tv shows.
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Nico is also the recipient of multiple Arts in Education Roundtable Grants for the work they've done as a teaching artist, with institutions like The 52nd St Project, Epic Theatre Ensemble, and The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. They trained at NYU's Experimental Theatre Wing, and with acclaimed Teacher Maggie Flanigan. Apprenticeships with Labyrinth Theatre Co, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Nico has studied TV and Screenwriting with Andrea Ciannavei, Jeff Howard, and others. 1 Term at London Film School.
Other fun things about Nico: Multi-lingual! A roller skater and inline skater! Experienced marriage officiant! A World Traveler. A Film Aficionado Super Dork! A former fight director and consultant! A Film School Dropout! A Tattoo fiend! A punk rocker queerdo! A former hip hop dancer!