Nadira Beard

Company Member since 2017. People’s Light: Nadira began in a Project Discovery Program residency in 1990 (age 11) and continued on to become an original member of the New Voices Ensemble (Director Abigail Adams) in 1991. She is now Resident Teaching Artist and Program Director for the NVE and has written and directed The Beat of Pols, Some Days Are Never Forgotten, Y, I Love You, and Where You From? with the ensemble. Her most memorable productions as an actor are A Midsummer Night's Dream (NVE), Peter Pan (PL), and Project Dawn (PL). Theatre Includes: Directed Tell ‘Em Bout Me (Widener University Theatre and Film Festival, 2017). She is the recipient of the 2015 Coleen Toohey Porter Emerging Artist Award by The International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase.