About Nicolle Nattrass

nicollenattrassaboutNicolle is an actress (CAEA/UBCP), playwright (full member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada), creativity coach and theatre instructor. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Victoria in 1991. She is also certified as an addiction Counselor CAC II, since 2007.

She has performed across Canada in theatre, radio, commercials and film. Favourite roles have included: Carol in Oleanna, (Nanaimo Festival Theatre), Constanze in Amadeus, (Western Canada Theatre), Isabelle in The Orphan Muses, (English language premiere, Belfry Theatre/Western Canada Theatre), Maggie in Lend Me A Tenor (Theatre NorthWest), Patsy in Perfect Pie and Eve in Waiting for the Parade (Great Canadian Theatre Company). In between performing for many regional theatres across Canada, she began writing sketch comedy and monologues which evolved into her successful one woman show, Brownie Points, Boldly Going Where No Brownie Has Gone Before. Brownie Points received nominations for Outstanding Original Play and Outstanding Performance at the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. Brownie Points received an American theatre premiere as well as being adapted into an award winning short film which garnered Best Comedy Award in 2003 and Best Performance in 2008.

She served as Deputy Chair for the Womens Caucus, Playwrights Guild of Canada from 2009- June 2012.  She has served as a juror for Theatre BC’s Canadian National Playwriting Competition in 2008 & 2009. She has also worked as a director & dramaturge at the New Play Festival (Theatre BC) as well as for Leaping Thespian Theatre Company, Enlightenment Theatre and many individuals on their one person/solo shows.  She is a current Artistic Associate for TheatreOne as a director and dramaturge in their Emerging Voices program.

Her passion and work is about carrying a message whether as an actor, writer or instructor/facilitator. As a facilitator, her passion is to help others carry and voice their personal, professional or artistic message. She has facilitated many writing and creative exploration workshops for a diverse range of groups and ages with an emphasis on personal growth, creative self expression and healing.

If you would like to view a specific curriculum vitae (writing, performing, teaching, counseling) please contact Nicolle directly.