Nic is a lecturer, teacher and theatre director. He has taught in a range of educational settings, including working in drama departments in universities for fifteen years and secondary schools for thirteen years, where he led one of the largest Drama cohorts in the UK. Nic has won various awards for his teaching and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He founded the award winning Small Change Theatre, whose productions Long Wave, Red Velvet and Making the Difference amongst others have toured nationally to a range of venues including BAC, Latitude Festival and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Nic currently teaches on the modules
His interests include
Nic co-edited Rancière and Performance as part of the Performance Philosophy series, published in February 2021. He has published in various peer reviewed journals including Reflective Practice and RiDE.
Fryer, Nic (2022) Hope and helplessness in the post-Covid drama, theatre and performance classroom. In: TaPRA, 12-14 September 2022, University of Essex.
Fryer, Nic (2021) Rancière’s theatrocracy within and beyond the theatre. In: Rancière and Performance. Fryer, Nic and Conroy, Colette , eds. Performance Philosophy . Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781538146576
Fryer, Nic (2021) ‘Apart, we are together. Together, we are apart’: Rancière’s community of translators in theory and theatre. In: Rancière and Performance. Fryer, Nic and Conroy, Colette , eds. Performance Philosophy . Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, pp. 101-121. ISBN 9781538146576
Edwards, Sharon Lorraine and Fryer, Nic and Boot, Michelle and Farquharson, Michael and McCormack, Samantha and Sluman, Kelly and Tigar, Katherine (2018) Results of cross-faculty 'capstone' assessments involving nursing and performing arts students. Nursing Management , 25 (4). pp. 22-29. ISSN 1354-5760
Fryer, Nic and Boot, Michelle (2017) Beyond you and I: role play and reflection-in-action in communication training. Reflective Practice , 18 (1). pp. 112-122. ISSN 1462-3943
Nic is participating in the Futures project, a European project which emphasizes the importance of high-quality adaptation skills as the means to support individuals in acquiring and developing key competences (see Futures – Future laboratories for professional and personal development (pb.edu.pl)
Nic is on the editorial board of Research in Drama Education.