Nicholas Dunn

Playwright

Nicholas Dunn is a writer, actor, and filmmaker in Salt Lake City. Nick has written several plays for youth, including The No Girls Allowed Club, the books and lyrics to the original musical adaptations of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and Great American Tall Tales, all of which were presented at Kingsbury Hall by the University of Utah Youth Theatre. His original play Viral debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2011, and his One-Act plays Fervor and Temp both premiered at Wasatch Theatre Company as part of their Page-to-Stage festival. Temp won the Marius P. Halford IV award and was produced by Riot Act Inc in Jackson Hole, WY in 2020. Nick's short play The Value was a finalist in the Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition and in Acadiana Rep's New Works Competition, and was a semi-finalist in the Austin Film Festival Stageplay Competition, Screencrafts Stageplay Competition, and the Phoenix Theatre's New American Theatre Festival. 

He has written several short films and commercial campaigns, including the award winning short Art, and the award-winning commercial spot I Am Downtown for the Salt Lake Downtown Alliance. He also works in the film industry as a script coordinator, most notably on HBO's Mosaic directed by Steven Soderbergh. Nick is a graduate of the University of Utah Actor Training Program, and was a participant in the Salt Lake Film Society's Screenwriter’s Program, co-sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, and holds an MFA from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.