Wicked Nix

By Paula Wing
Adapted from the book by Lena Coakley

Online Reading:
November 18, 2020

Recommended for Gr. 4-5

Curriculum Connections



EARLY STAGES – A New Play Development Experience for Schools

Featuring new plays by four playwrights, YPT will give students an inside look at the early stages of play development. Classrooms will receive exclusive access to live-streamed readings of new works in progress. This is an interactive experience, with playwrights curious about your students’ perceptions and opinions on specific elements of the play. Following the reading, teachers will be supplied with questions for their students and will be asked to submit their feedback to YPT afterwards. Space is limited. If interested in having your class participate virtually, please contact Molly Gardner, Education Manager, at mgardner@youngpeoplestheatre.org

This program is offered at no cost.

About Wicked Nix:
Wicked Nix, the foulest of the fairies, risks falling out of favour with the Faerie Queen if he can’t safeguard her woods. When a human settles in just before her return on Midsummer’s Eve, Nix is faced with difficult choices and an even more dangerous truth.

Paul Wing

Paula WingPaula Wing is a playwright, translator and teacher. Most recently at YPT, was the premiere of her original play Risky Phil in 2018. Her adaptation of How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk will premiere at Thousand Islands Playhouse in 2021. Her translation of Stefano Massini’s Intractable Woman premiered at Imago Theatre in 2017 and had a New York production at Play Company in 2018. A staging at Brandeis University is planned. Paula is currently at work on a stage adaptation (with Michael Shamata) of the anthology Women in Clothes for Soulpepper. She teaches playwriting at the University of Windsor. From 2007 to 2019, Paula was an Associate Artist at Soulpepper Theatre Company.


Program & Study Guide

Drama Workshop

Curriculum Connections

7 Ancestral Teachings


Performance Calendar


  • Public
  • School and Groups