For Immediate Release | December 12, 2017
NEWorks Productions is excited to announce that award-winning actress and writer Nikkole Salter has signed on as book writer for The Nolan Williams Project [TNWP], the NEW Musical NEWorks is developing in partnership with Cleveland Play House. Ms. Salter joins the creative team of Nolan Williams, Jr. (original story, music and lyrics) and Robert Barry Fleming (director) and will begin her collaborative work in January 2018.
TNWP will be workshopped for a second year at Cleveland Play House in May 2018 as part of their New Ground Theatre Festival.
Award-winning actress and writer Nikkole Salter signs on as
Book Writer for The Nolan Williams Project
ABOUT NIKKOLE SALTER
Hailed by Variety as “thoroughly convincing”, Los Angeles-born, OBIE Award-winning actress and writer Nikkole Salter arrived onto the professional scene with her co-authorship and co-performance (with Danai Gurira) of the Pulitzer Prize nominated play, IN THE CONTINUUM (ITC). For its Off-Broadway run at Primary Stages and the Perry Street Theatre and for its US State Department and Bloomberg sponsored international tour, Ms. Salter received an OBIE Award, and the NY Outer Critics Circle's John Gassner Award for Best New American Play, the Seldes-Kanin fellowship from the Theatre Hall of Fame, and the Global Tolerance Award from the Friends of the United Nations to name a few.
Ms. Salter also received Helen Hayes and Black Theatre Alliance nominations for Best Actress for her performance. ITC, published by Samuel French, was pronounced—by New York Times, Newsday and New York Magazine—as one of the best plays of 2005 and was featured in numerous esteemed media outlets including Essence Magazine, American Theatre Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and NPR’s Leonard Lopate Show. ITC has received over 20 productions across the world to date.
As a dramatist, Ms. Salter has written 6 full-length plays, been commissioned for full-length work by 6 institutions, been produced on 3 continents in 5 countries, and been published in 12 international publications. Her work has appeared in over 20 Off-Broadway, regional and international theatres, and the Crossroads Theatre production of her play REPAIRING A NATION (directed by Marshall Jones, III) was regionally aired during the second season of the WNET program "Theatre Close-Up"on NYC's channel THIRTEEN, WLIC, NJTV. The National Black Theatre production of her play CARNAVAL was nominated for 7 AUDELCO awards including Best Playwright and Best Production and won for Best Ensemble Performance.
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