Artistic Director

Nic Starr is a working performing artist, writer, director, educator, and producer, who constantly looks to the hills because he knows that’s where his help comes from. He has been blessed to have a well-marked following in metropolitan Atlanta and its surrounding areas. Nic has graced the Atlanta and surrounding stages with varying ranges of characters from those of the prolific playwright August Wilson to Charles Dickens. He is proudly represented by Houghton Talent Agency. His television work includes STARZ’s “Survivor’s Remorse”, EPIX’s “Graves”, “I am Homicide”, as well as several major commercials. Some of Nic’s film work includes Devyne Johnson’s “Mosaic”, “Come Sunday” and “Unconditional”. As a producer, he has placed his mark on a number of independent films to include Charlotte Black's “Things Not Forgotten” starring Taurean Blacque.

His love for the arts and children motivated him to establish a non-profit youth organization which would teach life skills through performing arts: Young Voices United, affectionately referred to as YVU has established itself as one of the premier youth organizations in Atlanta, focusing on nurturing the talents of underprivileged youth, who otherwise would not have an opportunity to have their talents recognized. The teachers at YVU are clearly adept in their crafts and donate their time and talent to the growth and empowerment of their students.

In all this, Nic still finds the time to fulfill his role and responsibilities as the Managing Director of The New African Grove Theatre Company, which he co-founded along with Keith Franklin and Synthia Williams. In addition to its local performances, New African Grove productions have been performed and recognized at both the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival and the National Black Theatre Festival; also
having been named and recognized as one of 16 theatre companies to have completed the August Wilson Century Cycle in its entirety. Nic is a proud graduate of Paine College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree and Brenau College, where he received his Masters.
Regardless of his role, whether its actor, director, writer, producer, educator, spouse or father, Nic counts it more than a blessing to be chosen and set apart to make a difference in the lives of people with whom he works, lives and loves.

Life is good…Take a big bite!

Nic Starr