2018 College Experience alumnus Nick Williams has been in the spotlight these days.  Not only is he active in the Blue Horse Repertory Company, a theatre group located in New York’s Capital Region, but he is expanding to the Big Apple!

Nick is now a proud member of EPIC Players based in Brooklyn. EPIC, which is an acronym for, “Empower, Perform, Include, Create” which was founded in 2016, as a nonprofit, neuro-diverse theatre company dedicated to creating professional performing arts opportunities and supportive social communities in the arts for persons with developmental disabilities. EPIC asserts that only 2% of roles in the entertainment industry are written for characters living with a disability. Of those roles, 94% are played by able-bodied or neuro-typical actors. They said, “Representation is important; you can’t be what you can’t see.”   

Nick dedicated himself to rehearsing his audition, preparing a monologue from the movie “Revolutionary Road.” His persistent practice paid off, nailing his performance when the time came for him to shine.  We thank Aubrie Therrien, founder and director of EPIC Players and Travis Burbee the Associate Artistic Director of EPIC Players for mentoring Nick, giving him the tools to succeed with this craft. Through EPIC, Nick has now reached the status of a professional actor.

Living Resources College Experience Alumni Group has taken several trips to New York City to view performances by EPIC Players and are looking forward to the reopening of all the arts to again engage is such adventures.