NICOLLE NATTRASS: THEATRE DIRECTOR
Nicolle continues to expand her skills as a Director & Assistant Director by working with new playwrights and emerging plays in new Canadian productions.
She has worked as a Director/Dramaturg in Theatre One’s Emerging Voices program, since 2013 as a Director & Dramaturg since 2013.
Recently, Nicolle worked as a Director on a new solo play, Shield Maiden written and performed by Melanie Froh Teichrob. This new one woman play was produced at the Phoenix Theatre on Gabriola Island (Gabriola Island, BC) and The Frontera Festival in Austin Texas.
Nicolle is beyond thrilled to announce that Shield Maiden has been invited to the world’s largest solo festival, United Solo Festival in New York this coming October, 2019!
“Nicolle is a highly skilled, laser focused and professional dramaturg and director. What makes her impressive is her endless sense of possibility and play and her “what if” approach to problem solving. This is especially effective and encouraging in those moments that feel blocked, uncreative and just plain hard. Every playwright and/or actor knows those moments. She trusted my process when I couldn’t and always found a way to take me deeper into my story, my character and my truth. “
Playwright, Actor Shield Maiden
Nicolle’s passion as a Director is to support new plays, her own experience writing and performing her work allows her strengths to be utilized and to create a positive, nurturing & respectful environment to work in. Supporting the development of new plays & the nurturing of actors are two areas that Nicolle is passionate about.
Nicolle enjoys working collaboratively as an Assistant Director and is incredibly grateful for her first opportunity in 2002 to work as an Assistant Director at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa on “Bea’s Niece” by David Gow in Ottawa.
Locally (Vancouver Island), she has worked as a co-director with Headliner’s School of Performing Arts, co-directing the students performance of the musical, Chicago. She worked as an Assistant Director with the Nanaimo Theatre Group’s production of “God of Carnage” which won Best Production at the 2014 Theatre BC Mainstage Awards and their production of “Bus stop” which swept the 2015 Mainstage Awards with 10 awards, including Best Director.
Nicolle has worked as a Workshop Director as well with Theatre BC’s new play festival winner with Leaping Thespian’s production of “Once Upon A Lesbian” and Special Merit Prize Winner, Harold Rheinsch’s new play, “Pox!“. at the 2008 Theatre B.C. National Playwriting Competition.