Natasha's work ranges from devised work, new writing, community theatre, biographical performance, musical theatre, classics, immersive theatre, circus and dance theatre.
Her directing has included work at the National Theatre, The Young Vic Theatre, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Theatre 503, Edinburgh Festival: Pleasance, Tilburg Concert Hall in the Netherlands, Circus Schatzinsel and Dock 11 in Berlin.
Other directing projects include work at Southwark Playhouse, Lyric Hammersmith, Tristan Bates, Soho, Old Vic (24 Hour Plays), New Diorama and the Albany.
Associate directing and other projects include work at The Royal National Theatre, The Young Vic, The Old Vic, The Almeida, The Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg), The Austrian Embassy, The Royal Court and Eden Studios (Berlin).
Past Works Include:
Director for Detached at Dock 11 in Berlin with Valentina Bordenave and the Anderplatz Collective. A dance theatre piece exploring the ever shifting relationship between one's inner and outer self. Performed by: Irene Fas Fita, Javier Ferrer Machín, Clara Gracia, Marina Rodriguez Llorente, Laura de Arcos, Filippo Serra, Piet Starrett and Valentina Bordenave. Assistant Director: Amelie Seib, Music: Piet Starrett, Stage: Eva G. Alonso, Costume: Lydia Sonderegger, Light design: Sylvain Faye and Eva G. Alonso, Production management: M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art, Photography: Daniel Nartschick.
Director for Cosmo, a masked street performance based on The Baron of the Trees by Italo Calvino premiering in Berlin at Circus Schatzinsel. Cast includes: Clara Gracia und Catia de Almeida Santos. Mask Training: Marina Rodríguez Llorente, Mask Design: Amelie Seib, Set and Costume: Laila Rosato, Music: Stefano Ciardi, Illustration: Ines de Vasconcelos
Director of new work 'Trigger Warning' by Marcelo Dos Santos at DARE Festival in Shoreditch Town Hall. Cast included: Christina Brown, Lily Lesser, Ella Smith, Iain Woods, Tom Randall-Page and Mike Massaro. Photography: Mike Massaro.
Performer at VAULTS festival, in 'Borderland' by Crew For Calais. A blunt telling of the truths of forced relocation through verbatim responses and the Refugee Rights Data Project. For more information about Crew For Calais and how to donate and/or get involved: www.crewforcalais.org
Associate Director for the Mahogony Opera Group on their new opera about mindfulness, 'Lost In Thought' in Hamburg at the Elbphilharmonie.
National Theatre Connections Director for the world's largest youth theatre festival.
Director, along with Valentina Bordenave and Anderplatz Company, of dance theatre piece, Detached. Devised and performed by: Irene Fas Fita, Javier Ferrer Machín, Clara Gracia, Marina Rodriguez Llorente, Patrick Rupar, Laura de Arcos, Filippo Serra, Piet Starrett and Valentina Bordenave, Dramaturgy: Charlotte Wetzel, Music: Piet, Set: Eva G. Alonso, Costume: Pascale Mühl, Lighting: Mario Seeger, Eva G. Alonso.
Maker and Performer in Who Invited Him. A(n) (auto)biographical immersive show set in a shower and a toilet exploring a journey through diagnosis and surgery of lung cancer. Performed by: Natasha Nixon and Christina Brown
Director for a dance theatre / new writing collaboration called Trigger Warning. Performed at the Young Vic Theatre, written by Marcelo Dos Santos, Design Florence De Mare, Performed by Daniel Hay-Gordon and Raquel Cassidy.
Director and Writer for devised circus show Gone Fishin' in Tilburg Concert Hall, the Netherlands. Mixed disciplinary company of 31 final year student performers from Fontys Academy. Acts included: trapeze, static trapeze, hand to hand, straps, chinese pole and acro-dance. Music and Lighting Design by Natasha Nixon with support from technical staff at the concert hall, dramaturgy support from Arjan G Breed and choreographic support from Deborah Black. Assistant Director, Fred Deb.
Director for an immersive performance of Killer Thrillers. Commissioned by the Austrian Cultural Forum to celebrate the recent translation of award winning Austrian crime writer Ursula Poznanski in to English. Curator, Jen (http://www.jencalleja.com/) and architect and designer, Thomas-Randall-Page (http://www.thomasrandallpage.com/) Performer, Cristina Catalina.
Director of Reasons To Be Pretty by Neil LaBute for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Design Eleri Llyod, Lighting Josie Allen, Sound Kerri Charles, Voice and Dialect Simon Reeves, Fight Director Kevin McCurdy. Cast Jack DeVos, Tom Forrister, Maggie Haight, Melanie Stevens
Please see: http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/departments/acting/video.aspx for video links to some scenes.
Director of two Staged Readings: Age of Consent by Peter Morris and Assemblywomen by Aristophanes for The National Youth Theatre.
Director of award winning musical The Scottsboro Boys by Kander and Ebb at the Young Vic Theatre. This was a Parallel Production with a young cast from Lambeth and Southwark council. Musical Director Jenny Gould/ Movement Director Lucy Cullingford, Design Lily Arnold, Lighting Nicky Brown, Sound Alex Twiselton, Voice and Dialect Jess Chambers, Assistant Director Madeline Kludje. Cast Michael Adeleke, Leslie Akosah, Anna Asiamah, Christina Brown, Phyllys Egharevba, Yohanna Ephrem, Toheeb Jimoh, Sunneth Lawrence, Pretina Moore, Tarik Nugent, Xianne Peters, Tamoy Phipps, Jennifer Soladoye
Invited to be a participating Director at the Young Vic developing work with Ian Rickson for his upcoming production of Electra at The Old Vic.
Developing a piece of new writing by Sarah Grochala, the Kindness of Strangers at The National Theatre Studio. Cast included: Jonathan Coote, Josie Walker, Tim Samuels, Tamsin Fessey
Work as a National Theatre Connections Director for the “biggest youth theatre festival on the planet”, The National Theatre Connections Festival, in various locations around the UK.
Invited to work as a Creative Associate alongside Melly Still and other participating directors to develop work the Opening of NT Future at the National Theatre Studio.
Director of three Staged Readings at the National Theatre as part of New Views, the National Theatre’s annual playwriting programme for 15−19-year-olds. Cast comprised of NT company members.
Director of a work in progress sharing of a devised music theatre piece in response to The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky with the SITI Company in Paris.
Developing and work shopping an adaptation of The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark at The National Theatre Studio. Dramaturgy: Nic Wass, Choreography: Janine Harrington, Sound design: Mike Winship. Cast: Helena Lymbery, Tom Godwin, Matthew Seadon-Young, Amy Booth-Steal. Big thanks to Joseph Alford.
Director of The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo by Jonathan Brittain at The Edinburgh Pleasance Courtyard and transfer to Theatre 503. Design: jennifer Lee. Lighting: Josh Pharo. Sound: Edward Lewis. Produced by Lucy Jackson. Assistant Director: Leonie Rae Gasson. Cast: Sam Donnelly, Helen Duff, Michael Lyle.
Director of Assassins by Steve Hevey for the Old Vic Time Warner Ignite.
Director of Feel Sad About Japan by Marcelo Dos Santos at the Southwark Playhouse (Nabokov Present : Tense), the Brunel Museum and later developed at Soho Theatre. "Feel. Feel. Feel. Not like that. Like this. Now don't. Don't worry about it." A story which revolves around a mother and a daughter, a life coach and a seeker, some graphic porn and a tsunami. Cast: Helena Lymbery and Kate Stanley-Brennan.
Invited to be a participating Director in a Research and Development workshop at the Young Vic for Ian Rickson’s production of Hamlet at The Young Vic. Guests included: Sir Peter Hall, Sir Derek Jacobi, Michael Sheen and Tim Crouch.
Director for Various New Writing pieces as part of The Lyric Lounge at The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
Director for The Aim of the Game by Jonathan Brittan as part of The Old Vic Theatre 24 Hour Plays.
Director of Staged Reading as part of the Romanian Season, Love Thyself by Maria Manoluescu at The New Diorama Theatre.
Director of Staged Reading as part of StoneCrab’s Theatre New European Work, Supermarket by Biljana Srbljanović at The Soho Theatre
Director and Writer of Pre-Occupation as part of the 00:13:00 Festival with StoneCrabs Theatre at The Albany Theatre.
Director of Staged Reading of The Public Eye by Peter Shaffer with StoneCrabs Theatre at The Albany Theatre.
Various projects with Cardboard Citizens, the UK's only homeless people's professional theatre company, and the leading practitioner of Forum Theatre and the Theatre of the Oppressed methodology in the UK.