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Niegel Smith

Niegel Smith is the Artistic Leadership Associate at The Public Theater in New York City. In his goal to champion new work, he co-administers and adjudicates the Emerging Writers Group, produces LuLab Readings and Workshops, and directs work in development. As PERMISO with Co-Artistic Director Todd Shalom, Niegel has co-conceived and staged so you're one of them now?, this was the only place i knew to go, December 31, Procession, and Fallout, mass rituals in public settings. His New York directing credits include Rainy Days & Mondays, Maud - The Madness, One For The Road, and LIMBS: A Pageant. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he also served as the Education Assistant at Trinity Rep. He is Associate Director to Bill T. Jones on the new musical FELA! and has assisted directors Richard Nelson, Jo Bonney, George C. Wolfe, Kristin Marting, and James Lapine. Niegel has received grants and fellowships from Theater Communications Group, the Van Lier Fund, the Tucker Foundation, and Dartmouth College. He grew up in the North Carolina piedmont, fishing with his dad, shopping with his mom, and inventing tall-tale fantasies with his two younger brothers.

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