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“Life begets life.  Energy creates energy.  It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.”  ~Sarah Bernhardt


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Nicole B. Adkins has taught classes and workshops to students of various ages at theatres, K-12 schools, and universities. Her plays have been performed at Children's Theatre of Charlotte, Hollins University, Mill Mountain Theatre, Studio Roanoke, Creative Drama Children’s Theatre in Winston-Salem, NC, SkyPilot Theatre in Los Angeles, the American International School in Guanghzou China, and other theatres, schools, and museums nationally and abroad.


She has ten plays published through YouthPLAYS, where she also serves as Artistic Associate. Nicole contributed essays focusing on Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) to A Companion to Children's Literature (Willey Blackwell, 2022) and to Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature (Bloomsbury, 2017). She also collaborated with Matt Omasta of Utah State University on a book entitled Playwriting and Young Audiences: Collected Wisdom and Practical Advice from the Field (Intellect Press, 2017).


Recipient of the 2024 Kennesaw State University College of the Arts Outstanding Part-Time Teacher and KSU Outstanding Part-Time Teacher Awards. National playwriting awards include the Write Now award and second place in the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Marilyn Hall competition. A Hollins Children’s Literature MFA graduate, Playwright's Lab Core Visiting Faculty member, and part-time Assistant Professor at Kennesaw University, Nicole is also a member of Dramatists Guild, Working Title Playwrights, and TYA/USA.


Nicole has a particular passion for nature, ecology, and collaborating to with communities to create radically inclusive, outdoor, immersive theatre for young people and their families. She loves gardening for wildlife at her home just outside of Atlanta, GA, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a pair of mischief-making cats.

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