Nick Slie is a New Orleans-based performer, producer and cultural organizer that works with his company, Mondo Bizarro, to use art as a tool for understanding what makes us commonly human and individually unique. Nick’s creative endeavors range from interdisciplinary solo performances to large-scale community festivals, from innovative digital storytelling projects to site-responsive productions. Since 2002, his wide array of imaginative projects such as Cry You One (2011-Present) Flight (2007-2010), Loup Garou (2009-2010) and Race Peace (2008-Present), have been experienced in art centers, universities and outdoor locations in 34 states across the country and occasionally abroad.For more than a decade, Nick has been passionately engaged in rebuilding his hometown of New Orleans, collaborating across sectors on a vast array of local performance and arts-based civic engagement projects. From 2004-2008, he served on the Executive Committee of Alternate ROOTS and is the former board chair for the Network of Ensemble Theaters. He currently serves on the inaugural APAP Artists Committee. Nick’s work has been supported by the NEA, Creative Capital, Alternate ROOTS, MAP Fund, NEFA’s National Theater Project, Rauschenberg Foundation, and Arts Council of New Orleans, among others.