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“Theatre is church. It's people sitting in the dark watching people in the light talk about what it means to be human.” - George C. Wolfe

         Welcome to my website. I tell stories and create art to initiate dialogue and increase empathy with others in our society. As a person and an artist, I have an appetite to encounter the world and its mysteries.

         I believe that art is made for its time and for its culture. Our art is made for now. Furthermore, I believe that artists have a social responsibility to make our world better. With an eye toward new work and a fresh look toward classic work, I strive to share stories which resonate with our society's zeitgeist and form a strong connection with audiences.

         Human relationships and the turning points we share inspire much of my work. The word "inspire" has many meanings, but I like to think of it in this way: IN-SPIRE literally means to take in breath. Emphasizing a collaborative process, my fellow theatre makers and I bring a story to an audience, and together we all share a few moments of our lives. These moments are as vital and alive as breath.


Nic McMinn is professional stage director, intimacy director, and theatre artist. With an interest in new scripts in development, he has directed the premieres of I Love You, Honey Bunny, No Season, Elf Help, and If I’m Good among others. As an artist-educator, he has directed and taught at secondary and collegiate levels. He also has several dozen productions to his credit as an actor as well as a professional lighting, sound, and scenic designer.


Along with Nathan Autrey, Nic McMinn formed Inkspark Theatre Company, an independent company dedicated to producing new works based on community and artist development. He is also a founding member of FTP Comedy Troupe and an executive ensemble member of Rite of Passage Theatre in Dallas, Texas. Nic McMinn is a graduate of the MFA Professional Director Training Program at Illinois State University and the BFA Performance program at Baylor University.


Nic most recently performed and co-directed Gramarye of the Macabre, an all-new production at Inkspark Theatre Company. Prior to this, he directed a new adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing with The Classics Theatre Project and The Liar at Tarleton State University where he was the Visiting Instructor of Theatre. Other recent projects include Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky, David Ive’s The Liar, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, classic opera works The Telephone and Gianni Schicchi, Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night.

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