Theatre Dramaturge & Director

Nicolle continues to expand her learning in Directing and Dramaturgy through working on new Canadian plays.

Green Room, Staircase Theatre in Hamilton ON

She is currently, Artistic Associate with TheatreOne, where she has worked as a Dramaturg/Director in TheatreOne’s Emerging Voices series since 2013/2014.

Nicolle programs the series, casts, directs and  where she casts and works alongside new playwrights and professional actors to present a public reading of a new play.


For more info about Emerging Voices~Interview (March 20,2017) CBC Radio, North by Northwest

Through Emerging Voices, Nicolle has had the opportunity to direct & dramaturge the following new plays~


  • 223 Riverview Lane by Sean Harris Oliver
  • Our Ghosts by Sally Stubbs
  • Choices by Renee Baillargeon


  • Occupational Hazards by Roneen Marcoux
  • The Seduction Theory by Sherry MacDonald
  • Creative Criticism by Michael Poirier


  • Two Thirds by Julie McIsaac
  • It’s Time by Robert Tsonos
  • Emerge by Charleen Phelps


  • Centurions by Sally Stubbs
  • Peaches & Cream by Jennifer Wynne Webber
  • The Long Call by Jenn Griffin


  • Gross Misconduct by Meghan Gardiner
  •  Blue Heaven by Michael Armstrong
  •  Chicken in Mourning by Kim Clark

Nicolle enjoys working as an Assistant Director. She had her first opportunity to work as an Assistant Director in 2002 with Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa. She worked alongside Artistic Director,  Lorne Pardy on the play, “Bea’s Niece” by David Gow in Ottawa at GCTC.

She has also worked as an Assistant Director, Co-director with various theatre companies as well as Theatre BC’s Theatre BC’s new play festival as a Director with Leaping Thespian’s production of “Once Upon A Lesbian” and at Theatre BC’s 2008 Mainstage on Harold Rheinsch’s new play “Pox!” which won the Special Merit Prize at the 2008 Theatre B.C. National Playwriting Competition.

Nicolle worked as an Assistant Workshop Director on Nanaimo Theatre Group’s play, God of Carnage which won Best Production at the 2014 Theatre BC Mainstage Awards. She also worked as an Assistant Director on Nanaimo Theatre Group’s play, Busstop which swept the 2015 Mainstage Awards with 10 awards, including Best Director. With local theatre school, she co-directed CHICAGO with Headlines Theatre.

Nicolle served as a Juror for the 2008 Theatre BC’s National Playwrighting Competition,2015 Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award.Nicolle is a passionate advocate for young playwrights as workshop presenter/ speaker at the biennial Vancouver Island Young Author’s Conference. (School District 79). 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”.

She is currently serving Playwrights Guild of Canada as a Representative for Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands and previously served as Deputy Chair to the Women’s Caucus in 2008-2012.Based on her professional experience as both an actor and playwright, she strives to create a professional, ethical and nurturing working environment for all engaged in the rehearsal and workshop process.

Nicolle offers reasonable rates and is available via telephone or email to set up a writing consultation.

Curious about the what a Dramaturge is?

“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.”
—Tira Palmquist

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