breathing life into my authentic creative voice & helping others do the same."
Nichole M. Palmer
This is Nichole
Trained journalist, dramatic writer, and published author, Nichole M. Palmer holds a BSJ degree from Northwestern University and an MFA 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...
Her latest commissioned full-length play PROPHESY to the BONES...and Other Stories Black Folx Whisper debuted in May 2022 to packed audiences at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson, NC. This play was the culmination of two years of research and conversation with the Davidson African American community and other allies. She worked in partnership with the Davidson Community Players (DCP).
Her 10-minute play, Cracked Glass, will be produced February 2023 at the Playwright’s Round Table in Orlando, FL, and her short film, I Do, But Then Again, debuted in 2021. Nichole’s spoken word piece I Will Breathe has been featured at The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival in October 2020 and in the Lift Every Voice Black Women Speak Monologue Festival through Fantasy Theatre Factory and Sandrell Rivers Theater in February 2021 along with her monologue Step To Me. Her piece Corona Connection debuted in 2020 at the Kitchen Theater Company in Ithaca, NY as part of the One Minute Play Festival.
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 Broadway actor Cleo King (CHICKEN & BISCUITS, MIKE & MOLLY) and actor/director/producer Bill Duke (NOT EASILY BROKEN, DEACONS FOR DEFENSE).
Alum of the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive, Nichole was a former Playwright in Residence at the Warehouse Performance Arts Center in Cornelius, NC under the direction of its Artistic Director Marla Brown. In that capacity, Nichole created the Give It Legs Playwrights’ Workshop offering women 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.
As a teaching artist, she has worked with students through DCP and in Davidson, NC as well as with the former Wirt/Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High Ability Academy in Gary primarily as its middle school drama teacher. There, she debuted two pieces of her own: a 10-minute play called Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks (2016) and a children’s musical entitled Shake It Off (2017).