Eli Nixon

Eli Nixon builds portals and gives guided tours to places that don’t yet exist. They are a settler-descended transqueer clown, a cardboard constructionist, and a maker of plays, puppets, pageants, parades and low-tech public spectaculah. Eli collaborates with artists, activists, schools, mental health and recovery centers, libraries and the more-than-human world to expand imaginative capacity and build what else we need. They are a Rhode Islander living on Narragansett and Wampanoag land. Eli is a New Georges affiliated artist and a member of The 3rd Thing Press’ 2021 Author cohort. Eli co-facilitates an anti-racism working group for white parents and organizes with Showing Up for Racial Justice-RI. They have MFAs in Writing for Performance (Brown University, 2018) and in Interdisciplinary Art (Goddard College, 2009). Talk to them about horseshoe crabs, naturedrag, flag dancing, karaoke….www.elinixon.com