my name is nicHi.
i am a maker.
i am a performer.
i am an ARTIVIST.
i am a human.
i am a 2021 Broadway Women's Fund Woman to Watch on Broadway.
i am a 2021 Princess Grace Award - Gant Gaither Theatre Honor Winner.
i have a BFA in Drama from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts,
where i teach in the Playwrights Horizons Theater School studio. i was formerly the Head of the Movement Department and now serve on the Faculty Leadership Committee.
i deeply value the opportunity i have been given to hold educational space with my students at Tisch. i am so thankful for the education i have received in my life, and pour every ounce of that gratitude into my teaching responsibilities.
i also occasionally guest lecture at Yale School of Drama.
i make experimental theater.
some traditional titles that describe what i do include director, choreographer and playwright; i like to think of myself as a Maker. and i am grateful to Ars Nova for creating space in this industry for artists like me.
i have been dancing for over 20 years.
i have been choreographing for about that long, too.
i have a Masters in Creative Writing from The New School.
i make Black theater.
this means that my target audience is Black folkx.
all are welcome; Black folkx are prioritized.
i am particularly proud to celebrate Black womxn & femmes in everything that i make.
i believe in children.
if i could do anything else in this life, i think i’d be a full-time preschool teacher.
i started a small business called BK Play! in 2016. BK Play! is currently a roaming art collective that encourages imaginative play for children ages 2-10. one day, i hope to open a brick and mortar storefront in my neighborhood of Crown Heights.
it can't hurt to articulate again: i am an artist.
as such, i believe it is my responsibility to project hope into the world through everything that i make.
i hope my art contributes to the legacy of artists that have come before me:
Suzan Lori Parks
and Claudia Rankine.
nicHi douglas resume
nicHi douglas | 973.634.7479 | ithasabigH@gmail.com
represented by Max Grossman | firstname.lastname@example.org
Playwright, Director & Choreographer
Co-Composed by Starr Busby & JJJJJerome Ellis
Commissioned by Ars Nova (world premiere Fall 2023); featured in Prelude Festival 2018
2023 Lortel Award nominee - Outstanding Musical
by The Kilbanes
Directed by Tamilla Woodard for WP Theater
The Watering Hole
Directed by Miranda Haymon for Signature Theatre Company
SKiNFoLK: An American Show
NYT Critic's Pick
Directed by Mei Ann Teo for The Bushwick Starr and presented with National Black Theatre
where love lies fallow
Playwright, Director & Choreographer
Commissioned by The Shed for Open Call 2019;
featured in Prelude Festival 2019 and the Under The Radar Festival 2020
Olay Live: The Road to Glow
Directed by Shelby Bartelstein for Olay/Gallery Media Group
Girl From the North Country
Directed by Conor McPherson for The Public Theater
A Time Like This: Music for Change
Directed by nicHi douglas at
BLACK GIRL MAGIC SHOW!
Written, Directed & Choreographed by nicHi douglas at Ars Nova ANT
Fest 2017 and JACK (Fall 2017)
Primer for a Failed Superpower
Conceived by The TEAM and
Directed by Rachel Chavkin at Roulette
(Untitled Black Cowgirl Play)
Dir. Colette Robert/Long Wharf Theater
The Second Body (A Play with Taxidermy)
Dir. Kate Bergstrom/La MaMa
Dir. Dan Sullivan/The Public Theater
(Untitled Immersive Project)
Dir. Jenny Koons/Denver Center
(Untitled Dance Project)
w/ Sam Pinkleton/The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep
The Public Theater
The New Victory Theater
The Ground Floor
2021 Sundance Film Festival - Women's Summit: Conjuring the Collective
Co-Director with Annie Tippe
Sundance Film Festival 2021
Untitled Mockumentary Project
“The Red Jar Tango”
PureWow x Olay
Late Late Show w/ James Corden
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts -- BFA, Experimental Theatre Wing -2009
Wits University, School of the Arts -- Johannesburg, South Africa – 2008
The New School, Creative Writing Graduate Program – MFA - 2013
SPECIAL SKILLS & INTERESTS
Modern/Hip-Hop/Jazz/Tap dance and choreography, French, Spanish, basic Trumpet, Bouffon-style clown work, dialects upon request