Rebecca Nichloson (She/Her): Rebecca is a poet, fiction writer, singer/songwriter, playwright, theatre maker and communications strategist.
She is the author of numerous creative works, including Dear America (Libretto and vocals), Mara, Queen of the World (an acapella musical), The Wild, Bold Enlightenment of Velvet the Mistress, Cooking With Keisha (or Anatomy of Pie), and Jill, Jack & the Martian Lady; a play she created for a children’s educational workshop at the Minnesota Opera. Her fiction and performance pieces include Children of the First Hummingbird, Intelligence, and Zar-Baby, among others.
She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting from Columbia University, an M.A. in English Literature, and studied publishing at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She was the recipient of a 2019 Commission from the Cedar Cultural Center for which she created Multicolored Musings: Jewels of Love, Loss, & Triumph (a three-part collection of songs exploring her African and African American heritage and passion for genre eclectic music) and received a 2020 honorable mention from the McKnight Foundation (Spoken Word).
In addition, she is the recipient of the Liberace Award, the Howard Stein Fellowship, The Matthew’s Fellowship, an America-in-Play Fellowship and a Many Voices Fellowship from the Minneapolis Playwrights Center (2008-2009).
Learn more at www.RebeccaNichloson.com.