The Young Dramatists Issue 1
Nikkole Salter: Dear Writer

Inspired by Maria Popova’s beautiful book The Velocity of Being, we’ve scattered letters of encouragement from some of your peers across the country. We hope their words bolster you through your drafts, readings, productions, and reviews.

Nikkole Salter

Dear Writer,

Stories are the technology human beings have developed for our collective conscious evolution. Story is the software through which all human beings live, move, and have their being. We literally can’t experience life outside the context of story.

Everyone, therefore, whether they know it or not, whether they wanna be or not, is a storyteller.

But you, oh writer you, are a craftsman of story. Program us well.

With love,
Nikkole Salter

Nikkole Salter
Nikkole Salter

is an OBIE award-winning playwright and actress whose titles include In the Continuum, Reparing a Nation (PBS), Carnaval, Lines in the Dust, Breakout Session, and Torn Asunder. She serves on Council at the Dramatists Guild and is Chair of the Board of Theatre Communications Group.