The Principals


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John Clancy is an OBIE award winning director and Executive Artistic Director of Clancy Productions, Inc. He is the founding Artistic Director of Present Company and a founding Artistic Director of  The New York International Fringe Festival.  He has been honored with six Scotsman Fringe Firsts at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two Best of the Festivals at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, a Glasgow Herald Angel Award for direction and a New York Magazine Award for “creativity, enterprise and vision”. In 2007, his company was awarded the inaugural Edinburgh Festival Award by the Edinburgh International Festival.   He serves as the Executive Director of The League of Independent Theater, the advocacy organization for Off-Off Broadway.


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Nancy Walsh is the president of Clancy Productions. She is a founding member of The Present Company, producing organization of The New York International Fringe Festival. She has performed in over 14 productions with The Present Company, including Secret Agent Man and Paper Man, both written by John Clancy, the egg game by Sheila Head, Texas Radio by C.J.Hopkins and Brian Parks’ Americana Absurdum, winner of the Edinburgh Fringe First 2000 and nominated for the Stage Award Best Acting Ensemble. Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of Sabina and Lucrecia. Nancy performed Cincinnati by Don Nigro directed by her husband, John Clancy, in the Edinburgh Fringe garnering a 2002 Fringe First. She was also awarded the Jack Tinker Spirit of the Fringe Award and nominated for The Stage Best Actress award. Clancy Productions toured Australia with Arts Projects Australia where she performed Cincinnati at The Adelaide Fringe Festival winning the 2004 Adelaide Best of Fringe and The Belvoir Street Theater in Sydney. In 2004, Clancy Productions returned to Edinburgh with Fatboy written and directed by John Clancy in which she played Fudgie. Fatboy won the 2004 Fringe First award. She returned to the UK in 2005 and toured Cincinnati with Clancy’s The Broccoli Incident for two months and then acted in CJ Hopkins’ screwmachine/eyecandy: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big Bob, directed by John Clancy and produced by SCAMP Theatre, which also won an Edinburgh Fringe First. In 2006, she reprised her role of Fudgie in Fatboy, at the Ohio Theater in co-production with Soho Think Tank.   Clancy Productions NYC associate produced screwmachine/eyecandy at 59E59 STREET THEATERS in April 06. She co-produced Americana Absurdum at PS 122 in May 2006. She co-starred in an animated feature called the The Ruth Truth by Sheila Head for Oxygen Media and starred in the short indie film “Another Bed” by Brian Dykstra directed by Margarett Perry-Dykstra and Ross Minichiello. Credits also include One Life to Live and commercial work for ESPN, Lifetime, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central.  Clancy Productions was awarded the Inaugural Edinburgh International Festival to produce Clancy’s Captain Overlord’s Folly or The Fool’s Revenge.  Since then Clancy Productions has produced John Clancy’s The Event in New York and Edinburgh.  She has been John’s Literary Manager getting Fatboy  published by Samuel French and The Event published by German publishing company Verlag de Auto Ren.  Most recently she appeared on stage in Clancy’s one acts The Piano Store Plays which are available on