Marlene9WEB.jpg
 

Marlene Nichols

Marlene Nichols is an international writer and performer who has developed her signature style of smart-funny-sexy storytelling. Writer's block? Never heard of it.

Meaning Maker

Original Plays & Solo Shows

Seeing Voices
Just Back From Dreaming
Rum Boogie (Play)
No Change Given (One-Act)
Dress Kiss Me: Love, Loss and a Dress that Talks
The Ice Cream Desert
Newly Untitled

Awards

Artward Bound Residency , 2008 & 2015
The Arctic Circle Residency, 2013
La Mama Director's Lab, Umbria, 2011
Greg Wyatt/Fantasy Fountain Fund Grant, 2006

Eduction

B.A., American University in Paris
M.F.A, California Institute of the Arts
 

 


Backup About Copy...Alt version

Marlene Nichols is an international writer and performer who has developed her signature style of smart-funny-sexy storytelling.

This summer (2015) she is premiering COFFEE, TEA OR ME: An Existential Crisis at the Hollywood Fringe Fest and will take it on the road to the Minnesota Fringe.  

She is currently in development on THE ICE CREAM DESERTa multimedia theater piece about the Arctic Circle with Irish composer, Dr. Karen Power. The show combines the love letters of Marlene's grandfather, Otto Hartman, who fought in the Arctic Circle during WWII with her own expedition on a sailing ship to the North Pole. THE ICE CREAM DESERT will premiere in Los Angeles in fall 2015.

She can also be seen in the upcoming film TROUBLE SLEEPING (2015) or heard on commercials for AMERICAN GIRL.

Her Original plays RUM BOOGIE and NO CHANGE GIVEN were both been produced in New York City at Stage Left Studio. Her solo shows SEEING VOICES and JUST BACK FROM DREAMING have toured North America. DRESS KISS ME: Love, Loss and a Dress That Talks premiered in Los Angeles at the L.A. Women’s Theater Festival in 2014.

Awards include The Looking Glass Theater Grant (NYC), St. John the DivineFantasy Fountain Fund Grant (Paris); Residencies at White Oak Plantation (Florida), LaMama Umbria (Italy), The Arctic Circle (Svalbard), and Earthdance (Massachusetts).

With degrees from The American University of Paris and The California Institute of the Arts she knows just enough to be dangerous. 

As a story producer she worked for Al Gore's Climate Reality Project on the "24 Hours of Reality” broadcast seen by more than 17 million viewers. Her international documentary work turned a spotlight on the impact of climate change on our global communities in South Africa, Nigeria, Hawaii, and New York City.

Teaching: Guest lecturer at NYU and CalArts, The Malibu Playhouse Conservatory, NOHO Senior Arts Center, and through her own WRITE/PARTY workshops. Writer's block? Never heard of it.