ORANGE from DUELS was performed at On the Boards NW New Works '13 under the auspices of Amador/Stokes. His
full-lengths DUSK (Toy Boat Theatre, NPA at Seattle Rep '09), DUELS
(NPA at Seattle Rep, Open Circle Theatre), and ROCK AND RIVER (Driftwood
Players) received staged readings in 2011.
EGRESS ('13) and THE WOMAN ('12) were performed at the Doubleshot Festival at Tacoma's Broadway Center. The short plays HOLD and HAVE AND HAVE NOT (OR CORNUCOPIA) were written for
the Jan 2012 14/48 theater festival at ACT. Sing was commissioned and
produced in New York by Spark and Echo Arts in 2011, and Nick's shorts WAS
IS WILL BE, MUSIC, JACOB'S RAPE, TEATIME, and JUST BUSINESS were produced in 2010.
His one-act plays THE SOUND WE MAKE and WHITEOUT were produced by Probably Forgettable Productions in November 2009. The Tacoma News Tribune said of the plays,
Two great new plays from a Tacoma writer, about Tacoma issues, staged in a Tacoma landmark with great originality –
this is a show that deserves a full house, every night.
His other plays have been produced, developed, and supported by Northwest Playwrights Alliance, Spark and Echo Arts, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Double Shot Festival, iDiOM Theater, 14/48, Seattle Theatre Readers, and others. He is a recipient of the Camano Island Residency and a Grant for Artist Projects (GAP) from Artist Trust, a TAIP grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission, and a Hugo Writers Award from Richard Hugo House.
Probably Forgettable Productions: Phoebe Keleman, Nick Stokes, Evan Tucker.
Nick's novel AFFAIR has been serialized by The Seattle Star and released in print and as an ebook. His
fiction and nothings and undefinables have been published by Bumf, Paper Darts, Crab Orchard Review, Wrist, Atticus Review, Mixer Publishing,
Prick of the Spindle, Waccamaw, City Arts, Word Riot, Opium, KNOCK, and Creative Colloquy. He was co-winner of the Rannu Fund Prize
for Speculative Literature.
Nick mostly lives in Tacoma, Washington, with his three sprites. He grew up in, worked in, schooled in, or otherwise bummed significantly in St. Louis, Montana, Illinois, Arizona, Iowa, and New Orleans. In this life he's been a high school Physics teacher, a wilderness ranger, an apple picker, a trail crew leader, a stable hand, a corn detassler, a tribology researcher, and is still a mule packer.
If this wasn't too much, contact Nick here.