Rebecca is a prolific poet, fiction writer, singer/songwriter, playwright, and theater maker. She is the author of numerous creative works, including 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 education 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 (Multiplatform Writing) from Columbia University and an MA in English Literature. She was also the recipient of a 2020 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 Awaard, 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). She is currently working on a collection of poetry. Learn more at www.RebeccaNichloson.com.
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