Nico Izambard graduated from Portland State University with an M.A. in Theatre Arts in December 2007. During his studies, he directed a one-act play (Springtime by Maria-Irene Fornes) and two full-length plays (Medea by Euripides and The Rope, an adaptation of Camus’ Les Justes). He then went on to direct his first children’s productions, James and the Giant Peach in March 2008 and Greek Adventures in the summer of 2008; both at the Multnomah Arts Center. Nico is currently assisting Skye Wheeler on A song of Sixpence for the MAC and preparing for Maelstrom: The Zombie Opera that he will direct in July at the IFCC. Other Directing credits include The Saga of Ginny by Ian August and The Night of the Living Debutante by Brett Hursey for ToyBoat Productions at Theatre! Theatre!
Nico’s background includes improvisation in his native country, France; and in Portland with the Wit list. Nico also appeared in many productions at Portland State University and in town.
Acting credits include: Verses the Poet in A Lovely Day, Adapted from Michel de Ghelderode’s Pantagleize and Directed by Randall Stuart; Zuniga/Garcia in La Tragedy de Carmen, adapted by Peter Brooks from George Bizet’s Carmen. Directed by Dorothy Danner at the Festival of Music in Astoria; Captain Mike in Wonders of the World by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Samantha Van Der Merw. Integrity Productions at Theater! Theater!; Eilert Lovborg in Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen. Directed by Glenn Gauer at Portland State University; Turio/ Eglamor in The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare. Directed by Karen Magaldi at PSU.