NICOLLE NATTRASS: PLAYWRIGHT, PGC
Nicolle is a proud member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She has served on the National Board for PGC as a National Representative for Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands since 2016. From 2008- 2012, she served as Deputy Chair to the Womens’ Caucus to both playwrights, Tara Goldstein and Marcia Johnson, as Chairs.
You can find PGC Playwright Bio here
VIEW A LIST OF NICOLLE’S PLAYS
She has also served as a Juror for the 2008, 2021, 2022 Theatre BC’s National Playwrighting Competition and the Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award in 2015.
Her plays have enjoyed professional productions with Firehall Arts Centre, Kay Meek Centre, Chemainus Theatre Festival, Theatre One, Sunset Theatre, UVIC’s Phoenix Theatre, VIU Malaspina Theatre, The Belfry Theatre, Presentation House Theatre, Shuswap Theatre and many more smaller venues. Her very first play, Brownie Points (Boldly Going where no Brownie has gone before) was nominated for “Outstanding New Play” & “Outstanding Performance” at the 1998 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. It also received an American premiere at the Red Hen Feminist Theatre in Ohio.
Nicolle has also written for radio/film & tv having adapted her first solo show into a CBC radio pilot series(1999), Boldly going where no Brownie has gone before, an award winning short film, Brownie Points directed by Nathan Garfinkel which garnered Best Short Comedy at the 2003 Magnolia Independent Film Festival in New Orleans as well as Best Short Film at the Vancouver Island Film Festival. Nicolle also adapting her comedy duo, The Drama Queens for tv in a comedy series, She Kills Me (APTN-TV).
CURRENT PLAY in PRODUCTION
Nicolle’s newest solo play, Suddenly 50 was developed as part of the Sunset Theatre’s Exploration Series in 2020 with Director/Dramaturge/Performer, TJ Dawe.
The play was selected to be part of Intrepid Theatre’s, New Works Cabaret Series, March 2022. View short promo here.
An excerpt of Suddenly 50 was also shared in PGC CRAFT BITES Program that took place on March 8. 2022 to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Another fun promo here
Suddenly 50 has now received productions at the following theatres and festivals-
The 2022 SpeakEasy Festival, Wells BC
Cultivate the Arts Festival, Gabriola Island
June 30- July 3/ 2022
I am so grateful to the Sunset Theatre for their support and development of this new play.
Sunset Theatre is located in the heart of Caribou country, Wells BC and is one of my favourite places to write & create. Thank you to Karen Jeffery, Dirk Van Stralen and Julia Mackey for their support.
Writing residency by Day –
Sunset Theatre, Wells, BC
Writing residency by Night –
Sunset Theatre, Wells, BC