breathing life into my authentic creative voice & helping others do the same."
Nichole M. Palmer
This is Nichole
Nichole M. Palmer — trained journalist, dramatic writer, and published author — holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University. This Gary, Ind. native has helped birth inspiring storytelling voices for the multicultural, mainstream, and faith/inspirational marketplaces across America for more than 25 years.
Educator Teaching Artist/Director
Copy Editor/Columnist Trained Journalist
Dramatic Writer Playwright/Screenwriter
Storyteller/Poet Published Author
Media Personality Radio Host
I create space for the voices longing to be heard & felt...
As a playwright and poet, Nichole's spoken word piece I Will Breathe was featured during The 2020 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival in October 2020. Her newest play Corona Connection recently appeared in the One Minute Play Festival with the Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, NY. Other of her plays have appeared in Los Angeles at the Tamarind Theatre, the Gascon Centre Theatre, and the Hudson Theatre. She co-wrote the N.A.A.C.P.-award winning one-woman show Turning Points for actor Cleo King (MIKE & MOLLY, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, THE HANGOVER) and actor/director/producer Bill Duke (NOT EASILY BROKEN, DEACONS FOR DEFENSE).
Nichole's recent appointment is with the Warehouse Performance Arts Center in Cornelius, NC as its Playwright in Residence under the direction of its Artistic Director Marla Brown. In that capacity, Nichole created the Give It Legs Playwrights’ Workshop offering female writers in North Carolina the opportunity to sharpen their full-length plays and see the work on its feet in a directed reading. The inaugural workshop ran the Summer of 2020.
In addition, Nichole is a teaching artist with the Davidson Community Players in Davidson, NC. While there, she’s directed a junior version of the musical Hamilton, and several smaller one-act plays. Previously, she taught at the now former Wirt/Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High Ability Academy in Gary primarily as its middle school drama teacher. There, she directed the musical In the Middle by Madeline Rossettini; and two original one-acts written by her middle school students. Also, she debuted two pieces of her own: a ten-minute play called Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks (2016) and a children’s musical entitled Shake It Off (2017).