Nikki Harmon

Playwright

Nikki Harmon’s plays run the gamut from political satires, to murderous comedies, to children's theatre, and have been produced in England, Australia, India, Thailand, Botswana, So. Africa, and throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Among her awards, she’s been a Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; four times a Finalist at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, and has won the University of Central Missouri’s National Theatre for Young Audiences Playwriting Competition three times.  Her play, “Snowflake’s Story,” was read at the Kennedy Center as part of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education Project.  She studied in France at the Sorbonne and the Université de Montpellier, and is an alumna of Carnegie Mellon, the University of Miami and Pasadena Playhouse of Theatre Arts.  Along with her writing, she’s also an artist and has worked as a Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Casting Director, and has worked on archeological digs in Thailand, Peru and Arizona, on wildlife conservancies in Kenya and Namibia, and done research for the Smithsonian in Italy, in the Rare Book Department of the Biblioteca Nazionale Central de Roma, and illustrated Katydids at the Natural History Museum in DC.  Nikki’s a long-time member of Actors Equity and the Dramatists Guild.

Highlights

Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; four times a Finalist at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, won the University of Central Missouri’s National Theatre for Young Audiences Playwriting Competition three times.  Her play, “Snowflake’s Story,” was read at the Kennedy Center as part of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education Project.