Nicolle is passionate about encouraging new writers to explore their creativity and voice through writing whether it is for Personal (Creative Journaling) or Professional endeavors. (Drama, Blogs, Short films)
She continues to work with new playwrights as a dramaturge (specializing in solo shows and one act plays) and as a personal writing coach, designing individual journal writing programs by telephone and email consultation from her home studio in Lantzville, Vancouver Island BC.
Her passion has led her to serve all ages as well as youth from 2011-2014 in Kaleidoscope Theatre’s annual ages, “Playwrights Blitz Weekend” as well as being a Guest Author/Speaker as well as a Workshop Facilitator at the 2011 & 2013 Young Author’s Conference which serves the public schools in District 79 on Vancouver Island.
Nicolle is currently Artistic Associate/Director of TheatreOne’s series, “Emerging Voices” that supports new writers in a One Day developmental workshop followed by an invited public reading of new Canadian plays. For information on how to submit your new play for consideration, visit www.theatreone.org and tab to Emerging Voices.
Rebecca Steele, writer and performer of the solo play, “Braced” shares her feedback:
“If it weren’t for your workshop and guidance in the early, early stages, who knows what would have happened! Thank you!!“-
“Braced” was nominated for 4 awards at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York , including Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Script in 2012.
Nicolle offers reasonable rates and is available via telephone or email to set up a writing consultation. Email nicollenattrass@gmail for more information.
“Despite the growing number of opportunities for new plays, we struggle to establish, convey, and train others in the “best practices” of new play development. We hope these “Rules of Engagement” will help all of us foster healthier conversations about new plays and new play development.”