Genres You Will Love
Moods: Type: Live Recordings Spoken Word: Poetry Spoken Word: Storytelling

By Location
United States - Mass. - Western

Artist Website

Nicole M. Young

Nicole M. Young is a performer, poet, playwright, director, producer, musician, nonprofit manager and educator with over 25 years of experience as a practicing artist. She has trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Ontario, Canada) and Ping Chong and Company.

Her play, get (t)his!, received a 2009 James Baldwin Memorial Playwriting Award from the Five Colleges Multicultural Theater Committee and has since been produced in Michigan and New York City. Her debut, self-produced spoken word album, In/Put, includes performance poetry that explore the challenges of being a Single, Black, Plus Size woman in a rural yet popular college town. Autobiographical in nature, In/Put is a self-reflexive journey on how dating can influences and informs the ways you see yourself and the world around you. Proceeds from the album will be used to establish a fellowship program for emerging women and nonbinary writers of color hosted through Straw Dog Writers Guild (where Nicole is also a member).

Nicole earned a Bachelor of Theatre Arts from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Management from Wayne State University and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Originally from Detroit, Nicole is now based in Western Massachusetts.