Nich Radcliffe named drama coordinator at Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy has appointed Nich Radcliffe as drama coordinator. Radcliffe brings with him experience in numerous aspects of theater production, including acting, directing, and technical work.

As the drama coordinator at Mount Mercy, Radcliffe will be responsible for providing leadership for co-curricular drama activities, advise student drama clubs, oversee the Drama Scholarship, and direct two plays per academic year and oversee one-act plays. Radcliffe will also serve as the liaison for drama presentation opportunities in the community.

He has been teaching theater for the past 10 years, starting at Prairie Fire Children's Theatre in Barrett, Minn. He is the owner of Radcliffe Theatrical in Chicago, Ill., which offers actor training curriculum and private coaching.

Radcliffe previously served as the casting director and theatre manager for American Girl Theatre in Chicago, Ill. He holds his B.A. from National-Louis University in Evanston, Ill. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Presidential Scholarship from North Park University, and Robert A. Greising Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholars. Radcliffe was awarded a Theatre Arts Scholarship through National-Louis University, and was nominated for the Irene Ryan Award.

He has given performances in productions such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, playing Oberon; Much Ado About Nothing, playing Benedic; and Jesus Christ Superstar, in which he played Jesus of Nazareth. As a director, he has led several professional performances across the Midwest, including Trice with Chicago Scriptworks. Included in his list of influential teachers is Tony Award Winner Andy White. 

He will direct his first play as drama coordinator during the upcoming performance of The Crucible, which will play at Mount Mercy November 16 -18. 

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