Director /Dramaturg

Nicolle has had the honor to learn more about directing through working on new Canadian plays as both a dramaturg and a director.

Nicolle has been working as a dramaturg/director in TheatreOne’s Emerging Voices series since 2013 where she casts, directs and works alongside new playwrights and professional actors.

Here is the link to a recent interview (March 20,2017) that was featured on CBC Radio, North by Northwest about Emerging Voices.

She is proud to have worked with the following playwrights on their new plays:


  • 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 has also worked as an assistant director, co-director with various theatre companies. Most recently, she had an amazing opportunity to co-direct CHICAGO, the musical for Headliners’ School of Performing Arts in Nanaimo.

She has also worked with 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.

Nicolle has also served as a Juror for the 2008 Theatre BC’s National Playwrighting Competition as well as for the 2015 Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award.

Nicolle is a passionate advocate for playwrights ~

“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