Solo Arts Heal
with ANCAN

Excerpts, talkbacks and Q&A with special guests
providing health and healing education and advocacy.

Wednesday November 24, 2021 | 7:30pm PT

Nire Nah

Singer-songwriter Nire Nah will share songs and an animated video from her latest album, Everything Stands Back Up.

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About the Performer

Nire Nah is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, mental health advocate, and human of substance (who happens to also be substance-free). Since 2014, she has been living, learning, creating, and performing in Chicago, Illinois. Her work spans multiple disciplines and mediums, from painting to performance to psychological upkeep. Guided by the principles of rigorous honesty and kind curiosity, Nire aims to invite audiences into a space where they are safe to feel their feelings without restraint. She strives to make people laugh, cry, and think – preferably at the same time.

As a creator in recovery, Nire’s work is tightly intertwined with her own healing and personal growth. Her debut album Coeur Age (2018) is a rollercoaster of story-songs, anthems, tantrums, lullabies, and laments, mapping the wilderness of active addiction and mental illness from the inside out. Her latest release Everything Stands Back Up (2020) balances the scales with a series of earnest reflections on the grueling but grounding work of long-term emotion regulation and mental maintenance. In these songs, Nire explores the nonlinearity of recovery and emphasizes the important connections between individual and communal healing.

During the pandemic, Nire’s creative pursuits have skewed more visual than musical. An avid collagist, abstract expressionist painter, illustrator, graphic designer, and animator, she has most recently begun work on an all-original 78-card tarot deck. To stay up-to-date on the tarot project, new songwriting experiments, and all things Nire Nah, visit her Patreon at


Solo performers present real-life, empowering stories. Transformative experiences for audiences. A theater of resilience that celebrates overcoming mental and physical life challenges and offers hope and inspiration. SOLO ARTS HEAL includes excerpts, talkbacks, and Q&A that provide education and advocacy. Readings or clips of performances will be shared by artists in conversation with Gail Schickele, whose work as a manager and producer of solo artists inspired collaboration of performing arts presenters with artists on a medical track based on their personal experience. The collective creative vision? To help communities through educational outreach and the healing power of the Arts. 

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