Nick Stokes writes novels and plays and fictions and nothings.  

Nick writes to engage life. He finds realism suspect, like reality. He looks out windows a lot. Sometimes he goes through them silently, and sometimes with words.
 

Contact Nick here.









Photo by Jason Ganwich.
Photos at top from left by Omar Willey, Ganwich, Auston James, Willey, Willey, Andrea Sassenrath, Mike HippleCharis J. Carmichael Braun, Ganwich, James, Ganwich.
Illustration by Meghan Murphy.
Typographies by Nick Stokes.







​YOU CHOOSE an (anti)-choose-your-own-adventure
​Licensed Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
​Amazon


AFFAIR a novel
Licensed Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International
Amazon ​
​Smashwords (epub, pdf, mobi, rtf, online, ...)
iTunes
Barnes and Noble
The Seattle Star's (from their serialization)

Other Titles at Smashwords & major retailers: (epub, pdf, mobi, etc.)
​Free Short and Long Stories, Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International
1 Day
Rise, then Descend
An End
What Never Happened: An Observation

​RECENTish PLAYS:
​CARRY WE OPENLY
produced by amador/stokes​
​Seattle Fringe Fest 2017
re: dominant culture, violence, guns
to be read with a new play 
CLOSE
re: dominant culture, violence, economy
at King's Books Tacoma, 10/23, 7pm
with funding from the City of Tacoma









World Premiere Production of DUELS, 2016
by Nick Stokes, directed by José Amador, produced by amador/stokes
featuring Daniel Christensen, Marianna de Fazio, and Carter Rodriguez
garden produce by Nick Stokes; 6 cu-ya of soil
The Seattle Times: "An absorbing work of agricultural absurdity..."
The Seattle Star: "Mr. Stokes’ play asks people to flex their moral muscles, 
and imaginatively." 
Seattle Gay Scene: "A fascinating and smart piece of theater making...”
Broadway World: "A vibrant, surreal production ... an impressed 5/5 stars..."
The Stranger: "Come the fuck on with this shit."

NEWS
Adjust, a nothing, at Creative Colloquy Nov '14.

Hold, a short play script first performed for 14/48, at Seattle Star.

- Interview by Elena Hartwell at Arc of a Writer.

What Caused the Scream, a You Choose excerpt, pub'd by BUMF, out of  AU.

- The nothing She Thinks published by Creative Colloquy, May '14.

- A recording of The Woman as the first audiocast in NPA's new series. 

- The once upon a time story Rise, then Descend can be found in Crab Orchard Review, Vol.18 No. 1.  

- Amador/Stokes brings it to On the Boards' NW New Works Festival June 14-16 2013. DUELS: Orange, a selection. Promo pic at left.

- Vanishing wor(l)ds in space in the 5/13 Wrist. An arrangement. T'nailed at left.

- Square prose or poetry or words in white space in the 4/13 Wrist. Pic'd at left.

- V-shaped prose: "The Voice of Bernard and The Water Spider (by Marcel Béalu)" by Nick Stokes in the 2/13 Wrist. Pic'd at right.

​- Rearrange, prose arranged beautifully at Paper Darts to commence 2013.

The Father of Sighs, a prose lucky to be exhaled into being at Atticus Review.

- Contributing words and developmental assistance to Pandora's Box Theater Project: workshopping now, with production forecasted for NY and Seattle. 

- Writing for Doubleshot Theater Festival: Tacoma, Sep 22-23, BCPA, Free!

- Smalling, a short (flash? sudden? nothing?) prose, up at Word Riot.  

- Writing again for 14/48, the world's quickest theater festival, at ACT, Jan 2012! 

- And a staged reading of Duels at Seattle Rep through NPA, Nov 8, 7 pm, directed by Erin Kraft!

1 Day, a novelette, due out in Issue #1 of Prick of the Spindle's Print Edition.

- A reading of Dusk at Toy Boat Theatre on Oct 30, directed by Marilyn Bennett.

Video and script of the commissioned short play Sing, which Spark and Echo Arts premiered in New York in July 2011.

An End, a sci-fi-ish short story, at Mixer. Also available on Kindle.

What Never Happened, a short story, is up at Waccamaw! Check it out.

​- Losing Place, a short piece of prose, appeared in City Arts, April 2010. 

KNOCK published and produced Nick's short play Jacob's Rape  in May. Finalist in the 2010 KNOCK International Play Competition.   

- Blood Ensemble produced a new Stokes play in a hotel room at The Maxwell Hotel for the TPS Arts Crush Theatre Week Kickoff in October. Sold out!